Francis Ford Coppola's impending sci-fi epic, "Megalopolis," has made headlines, but not for the right reasons. A vast concept and an amazing ensemble
Coppola's dream project is confronting major hurdles that have Hollywood humming
According to The Playlist, his goal to completely finance the picture has been thwarted by a budget that has "expanded" above $120 million despite barely half of the film being shot.
The considerable VFX work is a major issue. Coppola's firing of a large number of the VFX crew drove the rest away. The production designer and supervising art director left, threatening the project's viability.
Coppola planned to film "Megalopolis" in 2001, but 9/11 "shattered" his plans. Presently, the big project is still struggling. "Just as difficult to film as it has been to finance
the film faces technology problems like "The Mandalorian," causing a chain of iss.The all-star cast includes Adam Driver, Dustin Hoffman, Shia LaBeouf, and others, but the production is just halfway done and faces severe challenges.
As we await the premiere of what may be a groundbreaking film or a major flop, we are reminded that even the best visions can fail. Hope Coppola's "Megalopolis" reaches the big screen and achieves the decades-long desire.