Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Releases First Proper Teaser Trailer, Confirms Theatrical Release Later This Year

Coppola's 'Megalopolis' Releases First Proper Teaser Trailer, Confirms Theatrical Release Later This Year

Oi, we’re back with Megalopolis again! Yeah, Coppola’s supposed masterpiece has been a hot topic in recent weeks as the famed director is trying to sell his sci-fi epic to buyers so that it can be ready for a theatrical release this year and, most likely, the awards season. So far, the director has not been able to find a major buyer, but the marketing campaign is great, despite the fact that it seems that the director is paying for it out of his own pocket, as all the official information we have comes from the director himself or his personal social media profiles. We have received some teaser photos, and a teaser video, and today, the first official teaser trailer was also released, which you can check out below.

If you haven’t read any of our previous reports, in short, 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 and is waiting for an official release, supposedly later this year.

Now, before we continue further, we will – of course – present the trailer to you here so that you can see it for yourselves:

Many new scenes have been revealed here and we can finally see more of the characters as well. Also, on top of everything, we’ve managed to see some of the characters in action, which gives us a far better insight into the ideas and stories that Copolla wants to tell.

The plot of Megalopolis is set in New York City after a great disaster and follows a young woman named Julia Cicero, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, who is divided between loyalty to her father and corrupt mayor, Frank, played by Giancarlo Esposito, who has a more classical view on society, and her idealist architect lover, Caesar, played by Adam Driver, who wants to rebuild New York and has significantly more progressive views.

Aside from the three actors mentioned above, the movie will feature a star-filled cast that includes 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 we have reported earlier, the movie has a reported runtime of 2 hours and 13 minutes (without the credits), and Coppola has recently held a screening for the studios, hoping to pitch it to one of them. Sadly, the major studios were more confused than amazed, and the movie definitely had to face an uphill battle. We don’t know how all of this is going to play out, but we hope that we get a release date soon, as the movie definitely seems to be promising. In light of that, be sure to keep following us for all the latest updates!

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