After years of being out of Hollywood, is Francis Ford Coppola going mainstream again?Or does he simply want to reach out a niche audience at this year’s Comic-Con? Though these questions might not be answered until July 23rd in San Diego, it is still exciting to hear that the director will be showing clips from his latest horror movie, Twixt. According to Coppola, it is “one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career.” The synopsis is as follows:
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
Twixt is shot both in 2D and 3D, and stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning and Ben Chaplin. Comic-Con last hosted the director in 1991 for a preview of Bram Stroker’s Dracula. Be there on July 23 in the Hall H auditorium if you want to see a sneak peek and listen to the score performed by Dan Deacon!