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Francis Ford Coppola's TWIXT Trailer!

Nordling here.

I'm not at a place where I can watch this trailer with any kind of concentration, but I've been intrigued by this film since Francis Ford Coppola announced it.  Add to that the genuinely interesting Comic-Con panel - Beaks has a great write-up of it here - and the idea that Coppola may take this film on the road and edit the film based on the audience reactions every night, like a mix DJ, well, I really want to see this film badly.  Coppola's earned his "Master Filmmaker" status, and those who would suggest otherwise just don't know how to watch movies correctly. 

His current career iteration is inspiring - he's making films about subjects that interest him.  TWIXT seems like something of a return to his roots - although it's certainly not in the tone of DEMENTIA 13, the idea that Coppola is playing around in the horror genre again makes me really happy and excited to see this film.  Here's the new trailer:

I'm not sure when or even if this film will open, but when it does, I'm there.  Nordling, out.

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  • Aug. 2, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Oo La La

    by Roffstafarian


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer gotta eat

    by Rob

    Actually no he doesn't. Lose some weight dude.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by Dkev00

    It might be a rental. But I wouldn't pay money at at theater for it.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    That looks REALLY intriguing-

    by Darth Valinorean

    Count me in for this one. Surreal doesnt' come close to capturing the tone of this trailer.

  • As they came while yanking their puds to Elle Fanning in this flick.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    That was the longest trailer I've ever seen...

    by Dataset

    ...or maybe it was normal and seemed to last an eternity. No desire to see this. Marketing dept: Get back to work!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Two for me

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Interesting. Quite interesting. I'm damn curious about it.

    by AsimovLives

    Coppola seems to have found his mojo again. When he said that he was finsiehd with Holywood big movies and wanted to make his small, personal movies, he wasn't kidding. and he put his money where his mouth is. LITERALLY. all this new movies he has been making since YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH are all self-financed. Self-financed. From his wine business. Rock on, Coppola. Keep 'em coming. Coppola is making movies like he's some dude in his twenties.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST




  • I had to turn my speakers up just to hear it. fucking awful. mastering takes 5 minutes. any retard can get the levels up.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Interesting but can't get a grasp on tone

    by SirLoin

    Is it a whimsical dream movie? A muted who-dunnit? A horror movie? Guess I'll just have to see.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    There went 3 more minutes of my life.

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    Holy Christ that was awful!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by 3774

    Understated can be pleasant. It's an interesting preview, but started to ramble in the middle. i hope that sentence doesn't apply to the movie. Val Kilmer should be ashamed of the things he's done to me in my dreams when i was a teenager. What the hell happened to him?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Looks interesting.

    by MichaelAwesome

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Seemed perfect for a short

    by NightArrows

    A full-length feature though???

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Alan Wake was better

    by lostboytexas

    also, Val Kilmer? Really?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by Err

    And rethink this.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Tom Waits

    by Tightlines

    could narrate a cookbook, and I would pay to listen to it.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Kilmer signed on for this because he thought it was called 'Twix'

    by buggerbugger

    ...and he'd get a lifetime's supply of chocolate bars.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    No "Epic Sounds of the Apocalypse" in this trailer!

    by YackBacker

    Finally, a professional filmmaker appears amidst the fog... wait, there was no fog...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    That looked....tedious.

    by Simon Butler

    I'll reserve judgement, but a trailer is supposed to intrigue the viewer and make them eager for the movie. This failed on all counts. PS. Kilmer? baaaad choice. Fat and can't act.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Kilmer can't act?

    by Tightlines

    Real Genius, Heat, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang...yeah, he can eat, and he can act as well.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Bruce Dern giving his all. Val Kilmer barely moving.

    by Adelai Niska

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    I don't think Val Kilmer cares what anyone thinks

    by YackBacker

    That is why he's fat, but that's also why he's an excellent actor.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    looks like a bag of slow tedious shite

    by tazzzer

    like when u really have to strain to drop one. This was what that looks and feels like.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    this looks cool, i will watch it

    by wattos new hat

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley together

    by ragingfluff

    But not really .... a neat way to get around what might have been an awkward day on set (for those too young to know this, they used to be married)

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Looks absolutely fascinating --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- to anyone who has ever attempted writing.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Wow! a very old-school trailer...

    by WeylandYutani

    That shows a series of scenes with dialogue cut together roughly. Those went out of style in the 70s no? Cool. Funny how Coppola is doing what Lucas is always threatening to do since wrapping the SW franchise. Lucas has claimed for years that he is going to make "small little art film that no one will go see." Looks like Francis has stolen his thunder.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    It was the weirdest Comic Con panel I ever saw!

    by HellKing

    I've read some writers say the panel was full of glitches. I don't think so. It was just weirdly entertaining. What this trailer doesn't have is the soundtrack they played at Comic Con. About half way into the trailer all of the sudden a sountrack came on just repeating, "Nosferatu... Nosferatu... Nosferatu..." The trailer ended fade to black but kept hearing the soundtrack, "Nosferatu... Nosferatu... Nosferatu..." The lights went up and you can see Francis Ford Coppola and Val Kilmer on their microphones going, "Nosferatu... Nosferatu... Nosferatu..." Parts of this movie is in 3D. They handed out Edgar Allen Poe face mask paper cut-outs with his eyes as the 3D glasses. Only parts of his movie were in 3D so Coppola told the audience when you see him put the Edgar Allen Poe cut-out over his face, that was the time to put on the 3D glasses aka Edgar Allen Poe cut-out mask. Problem was Hall H turns the light down when they show clips and it was dark.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I think Val Kilmer is slowly turning into Stephen King...

    by jdsnotnice

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    The night was sultry.

    by jimmy_009


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by WeylandYutani

    Kilmer signed on for this because he thought it was called 'Twix'.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer was a beast in THE DOORS

    by Sanyi

    His performance was genius in that movie, and also in HEAT, he showed some great talent so don't bash the guy. But yeah, he can eat a lot too. I don't know what happened to him lately...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Hey! It's Fatman!

    by batzilla

    Hi Fatman!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    The Dude vs Vampires!

    by veteran_of_mu

    Jeff Bridges is too old to play pathetic now. Kilmer looks good in this. I mean, what did you expect, Batman?

  • -- I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Whose head is literally BIGGER:


    Val Kilmer's John Travolta's Luke Wilson's Bill Pullman's Vince Vaughn's Seth Rogen's Jonah Hill's or Rosie O'Donnell's?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Madmartigan and Sorsha reunite!

    by Rebel Scumb

    I can't believe Kilmer cheated on her with Drew Barrymore of all people. I prefer the redheads to the blondes any time I agree this trailer felt long and oddly paced, but the movie itself intrigues me

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Did Coppola HIMSELF cut that trailer? Def old school feel to it.

    by Cheif Brody

    Had a Hollywood Marketing Machine cut that would have been a minute shorter...with slow spooky music building to a pulse pounding cresendo...with the obligatory big "BOO!" scare at the end. (See "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark", "Final Destination 5" trailers)... <p> This felt more like a buncha "best of" scenes thrown together haphazzardly. Did we really need Dern's character begging for a co-writing slot TWICE in the same trailer? How bigga plot point IS that? Got no sense of the tone of this movie at all. Maybe "spooky"...but the overall feeling I got was..."SLOW". <p> Not good, Francis...not good. <p> You've made yer mastworks, won all the awards and have more money than God...I get that...But, if yer lil indie films fall in the forrest...will anyone be there to WATCH them? <p> You better be more worried more about getting the trailer right first...before you start hacking at the film itself after the sneak previews! That's bass-ackwards marketing, maestro!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by MainMan2001

    My Respect for Coppola can never ever go away. With that said...I'm not sure what to make of this. The opening looked really good. I love the scene and shots with Kilmer and Dern at the hardware store but everything with the grey images looks really bad. Like a Digital Test for some how too film book. I do have to do that out of all Coppola's new films this looks the most interesting. I'll def give it a try. I love Coppola.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    strange & fun

    by taff

    Looks to be strange & fun...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    This Looks Like a *B* Film...

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    down to the production values. Nothing about this film is intriguing to me or pushes me to want to see it. Washed up writer in small town, blah blah blah...I've seen this so many times. Visually the film is pretty crisp which informs me that it was shot digitally. That's the one interesting bit I've come away with. I have much respect for Coppolla but this almost looks as boring as his daughters films.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Kilmer ain't that fat

    by cool_britannia79

    I'm 15 stone, he looks about the same. Are you calling me fat?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    RIP Francis Ford Coppola

    by NeonFrisbee

    Didn't he die right after he filmed APOCALYPSE NOW (*easily* his best film)? Wait, you mean he's still alive?? My bad... RIP Francis Ford Coppola's talent.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by ThisBethesdaSea

    This is what happens when rich artists / filmmakers can no longer relate to regular people.....their art mirrors their life.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Yep, he's lost it

    by Jaster

    Just looks stupid, cliche and boring. At best it looks like a TV episode, possibly a Scifi Original Movie. Kilmer clearly doesn't give a fuck. Dern looks somewhat amusing, but all this shit has been done before and done better. Looks like a much less interesting Mouth of Madness. Guess Coppola got sick of picking his ass and came up up with some shit to flig at the wall, but it won't stick. Even the framing is fucking boring.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer is following in the fatsteps of Marlon Brando

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Following In The Fatsteps!

    by NeonFrisbee

    Hahaha! That's great!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Throw Momma From the Train

    by Bungion Boy

    "The night was humid..." Anyone else immediately think of TMFTT?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I'm actually waiting for the sequel: SNICKERST

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Very Interesting

    by Lucky13

    I liked the feel of the trailer --- Not that cookie-cutter fast-cut bullshit we usually get now. I was very into it, until the teen goth-vampire/twilight faggy kid showed up... that tempered my interest a bit. But I'm in for this one... I couldn't care less about the gimmicky sound-mixing nonsense I've read about though. And BTW... when the hell did 'watch on youtube' become synonymous with 'watch in higher a/v quality'??

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I won't hear a bad word towards Val

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    he's the balls. There's a great paparazzi shot of him that did the rounds a few years back. He's sitting down, smiling towards the camera and he's big but he also looks really content and happy with everything. As you would. I mean, you're Val fucking Kilmer.<P> Is he on good terms again with his ex wife, seeing as she's in this?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    This looks like a great FMV game!

    by I Hope You Die

    To play on my Philips CD-i!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST


    by Warren

    Seriously though, this looks like a straight to DVD type of production. Wish someone would give him the budget his films deserve! I mean he did direct the THE GODFATHER! I'm not saying that all of his movies since The Rainmaker have been shit because of his skill, more just the budget and the actors he can afford.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    that looks stupid

    by D o o d

    and like a student film!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    People get older and change — it's a fact of life

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Kilmer's always been a great actor, much better than Tom Cruise, for example. I don't see why having put on a few pounds should hinder that.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Ahh, Steven that Val Kilmer?!!

    by Mandolorian

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Lighten up Francis

    by proevad

    and stop trying to win an oscar by copying Herzog and Lynch. They never won one and you have. Make a Coppola film. This looks like a hot mess of a movie.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Father Guido Sarducci's in it? Say no more!

    by HSStudios

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Now this I want to see...

    by pills_26

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    batshit awesome

    by DonQuixote

    No, really, as I just remarked to a friend I forwarded this trailer to, totally, totally batshit awesome. Francis, you rule. "Narration by Tom Waits" is just the wackadoodle icing on this tastykake.

  • but this looks kinda amateur. Almost like someone who is just starting to mess around with film. The images had a digital-fakeness to them, something that most digitally shot films have gotten over by now (I guess it depends on what he shot this on, as certain digital cinema cameras mimic the film look better than others). I also don't understand what this is going for in terms of tone. Although, this seemed less like a trailer and more like a compilation of scenes. So maybe I am judging too harshly at this point, and once a more focused and properly mixed trailer is released, then it will all make sense. At least I hope that will be the case.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Coppola's come down with a serious case of Lynchitis

    by animatronicmojo

    Just a matter of time, I suppose, before he'd scrape the bottom of the dark underbelly of small-town America barrel, but this does seem to retain his signature hammy overwrought pretentiousness. Still, always nice to see Bruce Dern again.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    re: Father Guido Sarducci's in it? Say no more!

    by -Halfscan-


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by lv_426

    That is a perfect example. What the fuck happened with David Lynch? I mean, say what you will about something like Lynch's version of Dune, but at least with that one you can tell he was actually trying to make an honest to goodness real movie. After Twin Peaks he must have lost the desire to make a film with a coherent plot (although I find Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive to be interesting as surreal and mood pieces, but kinda useless as an actual piece of narrative filmmaking). Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks were the best examples of what Lynch does best, basically a loose story that juxtaposes the dark underbelly of the everyday mundane world we live in. If only he would have stuck to this path a for a few more films. If only...

  • What a cop-out! This is the guy who made Apocalypse Now and the Godfather! He knows what he's doing. This trailer was very deliberately made. If it fails to impress, that is his failure.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Shut the fuck up haters...

    by Polo Chavez

    Anyway, this is a rough trailer. Sorry it doesn't have the bang and boom or whatever suits your idealized well known foreign director dropping tastes. You fuckers can fuck off. This shows promise, warts and all.

  • Where you been, Bungionboy? Why aren't you submitting reviews to this site anymore?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Twixt... the only candy with the cookie crunch.

    by Triple_J_72


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    right on weylandyutani!

    by rhizomeman

    Yea, At least Coppola has the balls to make the smaller indie films he said he was going to make. Hey George, put your camera and shit loads of money where your mouth is. LOVE the old school feel of the trailer. Seems like some people aren't happy unless it's the typical thumping "inception" score with lots of cgi. BTW, I loved it when Copolla ragged on Pacino and DeNiro for making stupid Hollywood garbage just for the money!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Not one mention of Tetro in these talkbacks?

    by onaps6453

    One of his best films. Savages.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    the best part was the red graphic art credits at the end


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Yes bungion boy...SULTRY!

    by Somerichs

    i wish he woulda said it...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I thought "Coppola's gonna bring back Kilmer to the A list! YEAH!"...

    by ColloquiallyBorn

    ... then I saw the trailer and thought.. "When is this thing gonna end... ".. after 15 seconds had passed I thought "Man.. this sucks..." by the end of it I thought "Really... Someone actually financed this crap? And who the hell is the casting agent! That old Sherrif couldn't act if Shakespear directed him himself!" I'm guessing Copolla's best is behind him... Kilmer... He's going back on the Direct to DVD shelf if he keeps on doing these..

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    This simply looks TERRIBLE!

    by RoarsLoudly

    Wouln't even watch it for free on YouTube.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Aww Val. You are one of my favorite actors but damn!

    by SID 8.0

    We all know he can bring the heat and rise to the material given to him. But you look like shit. And this movie looks so far out there I don't know waht to make of it. When he was making The Island Of Doctor Moreau he made a joke that Brando was playing the island. My how the dinner table has turned.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Ted Kennedy's head is bigger than all of them.

    by SID 8.0

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Is this a movie about Kilmer transforming into Oliver Stone?

    by ufoclub1977

    As I watched this trailer, Godfather 2 is on AMC. .. Wow what a different look. This is completely a clean cut digitally pristine look. Godfather 2 was so intentionally retro and organic and grainy. I wonder what The Hobbit will look like?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    That was boring as shit.

    by Josh

    I got 2 mins in I couldn't take anymore. I was about to pop my brains out.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Looks like his over stylized Dracula.

    by Mugato5150

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Harry just posted this again just now. Sorry, Nordling.

    by wackybantha

    I'm really, really sorry dude!

  • Fuck it. The night was humid. That's it, and that's all.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I hate the look of digital film

    by Detective_Fingerling

    but I do want to see this. Reminds me of a cross between Alan Wake and Twin Peaks. I normally would wait just to catch this on dvd, but there is just something about this that has my attention.

  • Actors don't get enough credit for doing a great job of playing real people in movies.

  • Coppola hasn't made a good movie since Dracula and that was 19 years ago. Since then he's peddled nothing but studio shit (Jack, The Rainmaker) and his arthouse wank (Tetro, Twixt). The fact is that he got lucky with the Godfather parts 1 & 2. He's a pretentious moron who has these lofty ideals about "making art" when what he really means is that he wants to fuck about. He's not a natural writer which is why he's made several movies that were self indulgent shit where he didn't have a finished script. One From the Heart is the perfect example as he had no fucking clue what he was doing and blew 27 million on that fucking disaster and that was back in 1982. You don't make movie like that. Apocalypse Now is hugely overrated and the only reason why there's anything good in it is because he spent an insane amount of money on it and spent a fucking year or so shooting. Watch Hearts of Darkness (the best Making of Doc in existence) and you'll see what a fucking irresponsible lunatic Coppola is.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Here's to Kilmer's Ressurection.... let it be so.

    by Mundungus

    Man has ruled the screen from time to time, this seems like it could go either way. I'll hope for the sake of my own enjoyment that Kilmer and Coppola have done something special.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:46 a.m. CST

    What a big, steaming pile of self-indulgent crap...

    by Brandon Gable

    As nice as it is to see Val Kilmer working on an A-List project again, the trailer showcases pretty pictures wrapped around trite, boring and ultimately pointless exposition. In no way does that 3 1/2 minutes span of mediocre, film-school level tripe spark my interest enough to spend $12 to see it in theaters. Maybe I'll stream it on Netflix after it fails miserably at the box office...

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:48 a.m. CST


    by viks

    wins the thread.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:04 a.m. CST

    I will watch this....

    by Lacloake

    ....just to listen to Tom Waits talking....

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:12 a.m. CST

    You never see an old man eating a TWIXT

    by Kobaal

  • ...but it's hard to tell if he is instead wanting this movie to come off as stylish, "over the top" but with elements of off-ball humor.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:34 a.m. CST

    "The night was sultry". "I'm going to kill the bitch".

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:41 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    He is making a Coppolla movie. Believe it or not, but THE GODFATHER and many of his most well known movies from the 80s are the exceptions, not his own thing. This movie is closer to a true Coppolla movie then even,say, a THE GODFATHER, believe it or not. This is the type of movie Coppolla always wanted to make. THE GODFATHER was the deviation. It's just a testement to his talent that one he did for the studios turned out so great.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "this looks kinda amateur. Almost like someone who is just starting to mess around with film." That is the point. Coppolla ha snot been shy in stating that he's restarting his career and making experimental movies, the way he always wanted. He is deliberatly making movies as if he's starting. That's the whole bloody point. Personally, i think that's so cool. It seems it reinvigorated the old man, and now he looks like a young man making his first movies. How can you not find that cool?

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Coppolla channeling David Lynch? Yes, please!

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:48 a.m. CST

    And Donald Sutterland as well. Damn, i love that actor.

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:56 a.m. CST

    And it's Donald Sutherland, dammit.

    by AsimovLives

    And for those who are too young to know who's he, he's a film legend and Jack Bauer's dad. Yeah!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 4 a.m. CST

    lv_426, i guess you never heard of THE STRAIGHT STORY.

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Val Kilmer: damn you, pie eater! You rocked in SPARTAN, though.

    by AsimovLives

  • Theater boy David Mamet makes a much better action movie then most so-called professional action movie directors. Yeah that means you, Michael Bay.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:37 a.m. CST

    To catchtheman...

    by Kelly Grimes

    and anyone else who thinks his Dracula adaptation was good: You're wrong.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:39 a.m. CST

    And you didn't like Apocalypse Now?

    by Kelly Grimes

    It's all over. Just forget it.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    This movie seems fresh

    by Madcapper

    and very, very interesting. I trust Coppola to wring some good acting out of Kilmer, and Tom Waits is there. Can't wait!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:37 a.m. CST

    @catchtheman: "Apocalypse Now is hugely overrated"

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    No it's not. Fact.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Apocalypse Now is a masterpiece of cinema

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    I hope one day Coppola makes another film on that level.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Has anyone made a joke about Kilmer's weight yet?

    by KoolerThanJesus

    Dammit I'm too late.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    I paused a Tom Waits song to watch this trailer...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...and check it out - Tom Fucking Waits. That guy was born cooler than any of us will ever be.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by proevad

    I agree with you on the studio dreck he put out in the 80's (Outsiders turned out great though)--but Apocalypse might be the single greatest example of seeing a director's soul caught on film---and this trailer doesn't resemble that soul at all.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:08 a.m. CST

    US Twix=UK Twix and a US Turkey=UK Turkey

    by workshed

    We speak the same language.! Will someone please have FFC locked up before he does any more damage to his reputation. Surely, this can't be the same guy that made 'The Conversation'..?

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST


    by j_difool

    this looks awful. even though Bruce Dern is in it.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I do believe i understand what you mean. You will not see me disagreeing about APOCALYPSE NOW. It so happens that's one of my very top favorite movie. It's preaching to the choir to me. As for this movie, well, i liked the trailer. It's so weird and long that it has to be made deliberatly like that on porpose for a porpose. Me, i'm intruigued. I hope the movie has more soul then your fear it hasn't. But then again, i'm the guy who thinks John Carpenter's THE WARD is quite OK. Take from that what you will.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    However, the americans say ass and you say arse, the americans say harbor and you say harbour, the americans say color and you say colour, the americans say fries and you say chips, and the americans say cigarettes and you say fags. Same language, different ways of speaking it.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I'm your huckleberry...

    by AnalFissure

    ...that's just my game. Kilmer is a great actor - Top Secret, Real Genius, The Doors, Tombstone (his performance as Doc Holliday is all sorts of awesome), Heat, The Salton Sea, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - all first class performances from Val! Shit, he even made Batman Forever ever-so-slightly watchable (or maybe not). Please, please, please let this be the flick that drags him out of DTV hell and back into our movie theatres.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Val, listen...

    by Sappers Forward

    You need to hire a personal trainer and get your ass into shape. Also, fire your agent, call up your buddy Cruise and get on board to making some blockbusters. Sorry, just a little tough love buddy. You can do this.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by proevad

    I'm rooting for it, and of course trailers can be deceiving--Phantom Menace springs to mind.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Val's still my favorite

    by CherryValance

    I hope this movie is actually good. Of course Coppola is one of my favorite directors so if it's not super awesome, I won't know what to think. btw, did Coppola ever get that laptop back? Remember it got stolen or he lost it or something.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    sappers forward

    by AsimovLives

    Val Kilmer hatd Tom Cruise. And Cruise likewise on Kilmer. THe tension between the two of the guys was quite intense. In fact, that last scene with them both in the carrier, you know, the "you can be my wingman" shit, they had to shoot each part seperatly without the other actor present. The guys really hated each other's guts. And i don't think they ever made peace.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "of course trailers can be deceiving--Phantom Menace springs to mind" Ahahahah!! So true!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Yes, Coppolla did get his laptop back, that's why the movie TETRO exists.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    assifuck "Coppolla channeling David Lynch? Yes, please!"


    you pretentious twat. This looks like a burned out has-been channeling Uwe Boll. There. I said it.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Looks very very intruiging

    by Billy_D_Williams

    People like to shit on Coppola because he made a few misfires, as if no other great director has done the same, but the man gave us several I will watch anything he feels compelled to show me.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Kilmer = Brando??? Boffo BO!?!!

    by animatronicmojo

    OK, this thread has given me a great idea for a movie based on a true story. After the 9/11 attacks, apparently none other than a Mr. Marlon Brando, Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor ending up renting a car together in order to escape from New York, and they traveled together to, I think, Ohio until going their separate ways. Supposedly, Brando drove them both crazy by making them pull over at every single KFC along the way. True story, I kid you not, Google it. Now, what kind of comedic gold would we have in this premise with Kilmer as Brando? I say Kathy Bates could play 2001 Liz and Taylor Lautner could play MJ (you know, to bring in the Twi-tweens). Hell! Make it an HBO sit-com that takes place in real-time. You know this idea is gold! Just remember you heard it here foist.

  • I think it's a good idea for a movie. I wonder what the legality would be in using the names, and celebrity images of those three.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    It's too goddamn sultry in here!

    by Boo Cocky

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Has Val Kilmer come out of the closet yet?

    by JohnWayneWasGay

    Val none cares about that shit anymore.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    looks pretty boring

    by chien_sale

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Steven Seagal's twin

    by Clio

    Good God, Kilmer has swollen up so much it looks like some mask and costume he's wearing to look like he weighs 300 pounds. And yes, it's hard to believe, but that trailer was dull---had absolutely nothing to intice me to see it.....well, ok, maybe Bruce Dern.....nah.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:52 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    that is one of the best ideas i ever heard for a movie or short TV show. The potential for comedy is gold. And the fact all the participants are now dead means nobody would need to tip-toe on anybody's sensebilities. Meaning,they could go to town with it. Man, that shit is brillant!! And considering that kilmer actually knew Brando, worked with him for months, meaning he had a lot of time to studie the man, he can do a very good voice impersonation of Brando, and that he does vaguely look like him and not just on the fat fram but also his face (and not to mention he's quite chamaleonic), it would work a treat. Kilmer as Brando is great. Man, i so would watch this movie or TV show. Fantastic idea.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Bruce Father Of Laura Dern. SILENT RUNNING, motherfuckers!

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    There is one common misconception about Coppolla.

    by AsimovLives

    Everybody think of him as THE GODFATHER guy. He who made some big extremely well known and great Holywood movies. It's as if coppolla had came out of nowhere and made THE GODFATHER. Thing is, that's not at all how it was. and in fact, THE GODFATHER could be considered the exception in his career as as he sees himself as a filmmaker. Coppolla already had a on-going career when he made THE GODFATHER. He had many some small movies which today would be caleld independent films, and one Holywood big production. THE GODFATHER was not even his first big studio movie. but his origins trace much futher back. To Roger Corman. This first movie was a cheap horro called DEMENTIA 13. but evne before that, Coppolla worked for Corman editing foreign horror and SF movies and turn them into american movies with over-dubbing and shuffling of scenes and basically re-cutting the whole damn thing. That's how he cut his teeth in the business. In this regard, this movie above discussed in this Talkback is a going back to his origins as a filmmaker. One could even say he never left this type of filmmaking, THE GODFATHERS were just a deviation in his path.

  • Is that it? Or is it he can't get funding for studio films anymore since he directed "Jack"?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST


    by Bungion Boy

    I haven't submitted a review for the site for a while now, mainly because I had wrote several in a row that were never posted. I realized that all the ones I wrote were negative reviews of films that had AICN sponsored screenings so I figured it was getting harder and harder to tell which reviews would be accepted or not. I do a podcast now with my friend Sean Donnelly (director of I Think We're Alone Now) and I generally use that as my outlet for reviews. Check us out on itunes.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    This is the worst trailer I've ever seen.

    by Jam Banjo

    If it wasn't for Coppola's name people would be laughing themselves silly at this. I was anyway. The Emperor's not wearing anything, folks.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    prof. pop-cult / asimovlives

    by animatronicmojo

    Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the premise. I was kidding for the most part- it kind of sounds like an old SNL sketch (Belushi could have played both Brando and Taylor), but maybe the idea has some merit. That's a pretty fascinating troika and point in history (and can somebody say "too soon" too soon?). With that, it couldn't be done as completely broad comedy, but rather lovingly and with reverence to both the personalities and event, which would add a pretty interesting human dimension- fleeing a city under attack to rural areas, states of shock, anger, sadness, war on the horizon, et al. It would really be fascinating to see Kilmer do Brando, or Bates as Taylor, but these would have to be humanizing, if humorous, portraits. I don't know, I say let the journo who covered this story consult with the biographers and work up a first draft. Have Charlie Kauffman and/or Steven Martin re-write it, and then I think any one of these directors could make it work in their own way while setting the right balance of tones: Alexander Payne, Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze, Jim Jarmusch, Sofia Coppola, maybe even James L. Brooks or the Apatow factory.