Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Has First Screening, Revealing the Film’s Runtime

Coppola's 'Megalopolis' Has First Screening, Revealing the Film's Runtime

After 13 years, legendary Oscar-winner Francis Ford Coppola is seemingly back with a new movie, Megalopolis, which is slated to be released in late 2024, although that could still be pushed back. After a controversial outing with 2011’s Twixt, Coppola has finished his new movie, a sci-fi epic with an ensemble cast, which has been screened for distributors in the United States. As of the time of writing, not much is known about the movie, but Deadline reports that the film’s runtime is 2 hours and 13 minutes, and that is without the credits, but as Mark Fleming Jr. writes, the runtime seems “remarkably brief,” which indicates that Coppola has indeed made a great movie.

Megalopolis is an interesting story altogether, as the movie was conceived way back in 1979, while Coppola was filming Apocalypse Now, one of the greatest war movies ever made. Now, 45 years later, the movie is finally complete, as the 84-year-old director is shipping it to major distributors, we are waiting to see who is going to distribute the movie later this year, probably just in time for it to be a contender at the awards season next year.

The plot of Megalopolis is set in New York City after a great disaster and follows a young woman named Julia Cicero, who is played by Nathalie Emmanuel, who is divided between loyalty to her father and mayor, Frank, played by Giancarlo Esposito, who has a more classical view on society, and her architect lover, Caesar, played by Adam Driver, who wants to rebuild New York and has significantly more progressive views. As Fleming writes, the movie is “crackling with ideas that fuse the past with the future, with an epic and highly visual fable that plays perfectly on an IMAX screen,” as Coppola “covers complex themes” that are quite relevant.

Aside from the three above-mentioned names, the movie will feature Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman and D. B. Sweeney. Their roles are unspecified as of the time of writing. Mihai Mălaimare Jr. is handling the cinematography, while the music was composed by Osvaldo Golijov.

As of the time of writing, this is all we have about the movie, but based on Deadline‘s comments, as well as the names attached, Megalopolis promises to be an exciting sci-fi epic that many fans will love. We just have to wait for a release date, but until then, be sure to keep following us here on Fiction Horizon as we bring you all the latest related to this movie and many more on a daily basis.

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