Francis Ford Coppola is planning a fall 2022 shoot for his upcoming epic ‘Megalopolis‘. The film’s production cost is reportedly $100 million, which is produced by Coppola himself and Michael Bederman.
The film stars Adam Driver as Caesar, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman, Shia LaBeouf, Talia Shire, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, James Remar, Chloe Fineman, Madeleine Gardella, and Isabelle Kusman.
What Is The Plot Of Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis?
Megalopolis follows the aftermath and reconstruction of New York City following a disaster that wrecked the city and wiped off its urban infrastructure. Amid this chaos is an architect who is intent on braving the odds to rebuild New York City as a utopia after the devastating natural disaster. The plot follows, “Set in modern-day America, Megalopolis will have similarities with Roman epic films, this time told with a focus on America.”
According to Coppola, the story will be based on The second Catiline Conspiracy, a feud between Roman senator Lucius Sergius Catilina and Marcus Tullius Cicero. Catilina hatches a plot with the help of a few disgruntled Roman Aristocrats to overthrow Cicero. In the context of Megalopolis, the beleaguered government official is the mayor of New York, who amid a financial crisis has a fight on his hands to keep his job. While it’s obvious the city depicted in New York, in Megalopolis it takes up the form of some sort of New Rome. (Via Collider)
Megalopolis will hit theaters in 2024. The exact release date is not yet revealed.