Surprise: Francis Ford Coppola returns to Comic-Con with 'Twixt'
Comic-Con fans won't be seeing the likes of "Hunger Games" or "Dark Knight Rises" featured on panels this year in the massive Hall H, but they will get a sneak peek and panel discussion of Francis Ford Coppola's latest film "Twixt."
This will be the legendary filmmaker's first time at the Con since he brought his "Bram Stoker's Dracula" there twenty years ago.
"Twixt" stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, and Ben Chaplin. Although the plot is still a mystery, "Twixt" is a horror film, partially inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, as well as Coppola's early days as a filmmaker learning the craft under his mentor Roger Corman.
Coppola describes the film as, “one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career.”
Scenes from "Twixt" will be shown during a panel discussion on Saturday, July 23 in the 6,000-seat Hall H. The presentation will incorporate live music by Baltimore DJ/performance artist Dan Deacon. Adding to the interactive nature of the event, the clips of "Twixt" will mix both 2D and 3D elements. Guest panelists have not yet been announced.
As with his recent "Youth Without Youth" and "Tetro," Coppola insists of all his new films be based on his own original idea, include some sort of personal element, and be self-financed.
Coppola is best-known for directing the three "Godfather" films and "Apocalypse Now."
On attending Comic-Con Coppola says, “I fondly recall meeting the Comic-Con audience years ago when I brought them my 'Dracula' film. That experience made me not want to miss this chance to return with 'Twixt.'"
See what there is to look forward to at Comic-Con this year here.