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Coppola to Direct Again

2005_francis_ford_coppola.jpg has it that after a eight year hiatus, Francis Ford Coppola directing another film. Coppola himself wrote the screenplay for "Youth Without Youth," which he also plans to self-finance. This marks his first film since 1997's "The Rainmaker." Tim Roth has also signed on to play a role.

The screenplay was adapted from the novella of the same name by Mircea Ellade. According to Eonline, it tells the story of professor during the runup to World War II. It follows his life as he flees across Europe to India from unnamed pursuers. However this review at Amazon seems to suggest it tells the story of a man who is turned young by a lightning strike, and receives supernatural messages in his mind.

Either way the plot goes, Coppola, it appears the film will be surrealist film that is more like his earliest work than his later commercial groundbreaking work, like the "Godfather," and "Apocalypse Now." --Terrence Ryan


Posted by on September 26, 2005 10:24 PM
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