The last time Francis Ford Coppola was at San Diego's Comic-Con was to talk about BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA . This time, he's talking TWIXT - a supernatural thriller shot partially in 3D - to Hall H. TWIXT stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, and Elle Fanning, and is described by Coppola as "one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career." Since his career started with DEMENTIA 13, I'm intrigued as to what level of horror this film will have. I love the cast and I'm always pleased to see Kilmer onscreen again. Coppola's been doing the art-house thing the past few years, and this one seems to have Coppola trying something more mainstream, although I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out more high-brow than we expect.
Here's the official synopsis of the plot:
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
Coppola calls the film "interactive", bringing musician Dan Deacon to play live at the Hall H presentation. The film is being called by Coppola something of a "gothic romance" inspired by a nightmare Coppola had. Very curious, and I'm sure film fans will be very interested to hear what Coppola has to say about TWIXT on July 23rd.