Francis Ford Coppola to show portions of ‘Twixt’ at Comic-Con’s Hall H

June 30, 2011 | 5:07 p.m.
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Director Francis Ford Coppola (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

Francis Ford Coppola will show portions of his upcoming film “Twixt” at Comic-Con International.

“Twixt,” the story of a writer who gets caught up in a murder mystery, is meant to be an interactive experience incorporating 2-D and 3-D elements, Coppola spokeswoman Nicolette Aizenberg said.

In tow at the Comic-Con presentation will be Dan Deacon, an electronic musician well known for his live performances, which usually involve large-scale audience participation.

Coppola’s Saturday, July 23, presentation at Hall H — the main stage at the annual gathering of fanboys, filmmakers, cinephiles and stars — marks the first time the iconic director has attended Comic-Con since 1991, when he brought his lavish adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” to San Diego.

“Twixt” stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin and “Super 8” star Elle Fanning as a mysterious ghost, and brings Coppola back to his roots in horror, which were planted during the 1960s under the tutelage of Roger Corman. The film’s story is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Coppola’s own vivid dreams, Aizenberg said in a media release.

The Coppola announcement comes after a handful of major franchises, including “The Avengers,” “The Hunger Games” and “John Carter,” opted out of Hall H presentations this year. That’s not to say the event will be lackluster; several films are going big in San Diego, including “Cowboys & Aliens,” which will premiere at the convention. And, as always at Comic-Con, there are sure to be several surprises.

— Noelene Clark


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7 Responses to Francis Ford Coppola to show portions of ‘Twixt’ at Comic-Con’s Hall H

  1. Tmiller says:

    Wiggity-wack. Why would Coppola even go to Comic-con?

  2. seemee says:

    I'd love to know what all IS going to be at Hall H this year!

  3. Mr. Haversham says:

    Could be interesting, but Coppola seems to have basically given up on creative filmmaking. Too busy with his wine, maybe.

  4. Harriet Bee says:

    I tried to drink some of his Coppola wine one time (a Chardonnay, layered with a juicy citrus flavor and a zesty mineral edge), but, before I could take a second sip, a spider crawled into the wine glass and I didn't notice it till it was too late and I took a sip and the spider bit my mouth and my lip swelled up like a bouncy castle so after that I hate all his movies and think they are trash.

  5. Jeff Spicolli says:

    Coppola hasn't made anything good since Cotton Club.

  6. aroseisarose111 says:

    When does TWIXT open?

  7. You could definitely see your enthusiasm within the paintings you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. Always go after your heart.

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