Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Just Like 'The Osbournes'

He hasn't finished post-production on "Youth Without Youth" yet, but Yahoo News reports that Francis Ford Coppola is already plotting a new film based on what he calls his "very unusual family."

"Coppola, who is currently putting the final touches on "Youth Without Youth," his first film in a decade, plans to next produce and direct "Tetro." The film will follow the rivalries born out of creative differences passed down through generations of an artistic Italian immigrant family not unlike Coppola's."

According to Yahoo, the film will be set in Argentina rather than New York City. But other than that, watching it should feel just like the time I pressed my face to Coppola dining room window, stethoscope in hand, during family dinner. The film might even include the moment when Francis notices his daughter Sofia is making better films than he is.

It's nice to see Coppola already plotting a new endeavor before the completion of his first film in 10 years (unless you count his attempts to doctor "Supernova" in 2001, which, out of kindness, I won't). After years of producing other people's work, cutting inferior versions of his past triumphs and occasionally turning in a John Grisham adaptation, "Bram Stoker's Dracula" or (oh, I'm going there) "Jack," Coppola may well have found a bit of the old spark. But it's probably best not to get too excited until we see "Youth Without Youth"—Sofia may still be the queen of the castle.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow, this is actually going to be a good place for interesting movie news and well as film criticism. I hope lots of people check it out.

T.J. said...

I once hoped that young Roman would have made a variation on "A Hard Day's Night" with The Strokes. His debut showed promise I think. Unfortunately he's writing for Wes Anderson now.