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Francis Ford Coppola’s ambitious science fiction film is in serious trouble: what’s going on with ‘Megalopolis’

Francis Ford Coppola An ambitious film about what took 40 years to get off the ground with ‘Megalopolis’ Science fiction Which became his dream project. He eventually had to sell a large part of his wine empire to finance himself and it remains to be seen how much more he will have to spend, as everything indicates Filming is a real disaster.

The chaos of ‘megalopolis’

They tell The Hollywood Reporter that the initial budget of $120 million has already been raised, and they’re still in the middle of filming, and it’s also up in the air that everything could go ahead as planned. the motive is A barrage of layoffs and resignations Which is turning the recording of “Megalopolis” into an experience that Coppola himself compared to “Apocalypse Now.”

Megalopolis Concept Art

The first problem came in early December when the legendary “Godfather” director took over most of the film’s visual effects team. mark russell (‘The Wolf of Wall Street’) and its remaining members left shortly after.

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not long after they were production designers beth mikell and art supervisor david scott who left the film. The situation has come to the point that the ‘Megalopolis’ seems to be missing an art department right now.

A statement has been released from the Art Directors Union to announce that it is Study the situation to take necessary measuresWhile one of the evicted described the situation on set as “one”.complete madness,

The situation has reached such a point that it has been decided to cancel LED volume technology Also used by ‘The Mandalorian’ to opt for the distinctive green screen to reduce costs, with an unnamed source noting that “It’s going to cost a lot more than Coppola thought. You can only imagine how much he has already invested and it would be very hard not to topple it.“. Let’s hope things don’t go that far, but it doesn’t sound good.

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Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman, Shia LaBeouf, Talia Shire and Dustin Hoffman Lead the cast of this film that tells the story of an architect who tries to rebuild New York City as a utopia after a disaster that has destroyed everything.

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