As debate continues to rage on social media about how often men think about the Roman Empire, legendary director Francis Ford Coppola has weighed in on the topic.
On Instagram, Coppola said that the Roman Empire inspired him to create his new film. Megapolishence it never gets out of his mind. “It’s a lot quiet. Because the Roman Republic served as an example for my country, America and its institutions, and served as inspiration for my upcoming film (Megapolis),” he wrote on Instagram.
The director continued: “My fascination with the Roman Republic is based on the struggle between political parties, during which the interests of the republic were succumbed to the ambitions of a few powerful people who supported the goals of the political parties to create their own wealth and power. relying on the military to achieve these goals, delivering a final blow to a constitution already on the brink of collapse.”
Megapolis This is a film that Coppola has been talking about making for decades, but now he’s finally going to make his dream come true. The film centers on an architect tasked with rebuilding New York after a disaster that tore the city apart, and sets out to transform it into a utopia.
The project stars Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Jon Voight, Talia Shire, Shia LaBeouf, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman and Dustin Hoffman.
Coppola previously announced that he intends to independently finance the project, which is expected to cost $120 million. He previously told The Hollywood Reporter of his decision: “Everyone thinks a movie has to be a certain way, and it defeats the purpose if you have a different idea.”
He added: “People can be very disagreeable, but sometimes a different idea represents what will happen in the future. This is worthy of attention.”
Although the release date has not been confirmed MegapolisThe film is expected to release next year.
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