Francis Ford Coppola Directing New Italian-American Saga
Francis Ford Coppola is an incredible director and has made some great films in his career, but he's best known for bringing The Godfather to life. He's now looking to develop another Italian-American film saga.
He will write and direct the untitled film, which will chronicle an Italian-American family and span from the 1930s to the 1960s. This is about the same timeframe that The Godfather covered. The script has been described as "a coming-of-age story that focuses on a boy and girl in their late teens."
That's basically all we know at this point. Coppola has set up production offices on the Paramount Pictures lot, but there's no word on if the studio is involved with the production.
Coppola has gone through an experimental phase of filmmaking with the 2011 horror thriller Twixt. Even though I thought the movie was terrible, it's still good to experiment and try new things. The filmmaker hasn't touched on the Italian-American themes since The Godfather III in 1990. We know he's good at it, so maybe this will end up being a great film project. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of it.