Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis Screened to Studios Without Interest: 'It's So Not Good'

Francis Ford Coppola screened his latest film to major studio heads, hoping for mainstream distribution and a big marketing campaign. Reactions were not great.
The film is a complex love story with deep philosophical themes, but distributors are skeptical about its commercial potential and market positioning.
Coppola's recent films have been non-commercial and experimental, leaving distributors unsure about how to handle his latest project, Megalopolis .

Rolando,

being considered ‘too risky’ for film studios in 2024 is a veritable badge of honor in this culture

True! Coppola is self-funding movies that he believes in, with A-list stars. He made Godfather and Apocalypse Now, he’s got nothing to prove.

“It’s so not good, and it was so sad watching it. … This is not how Coppola should end his directing career.”

No, that’s exactly what he should be doing with his experience and resources.

LazaroFilm,
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Producers just bitter they’re not attached to the project.

Deebster, (edited )
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That the execs are thinking it doesn’t have commercial appeal is almost a guarantee that it’ll be received as great - these are the same execs that think all the public wants are sequels, prequels, and lazy 80s IP nostalgia cash-ins.

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