Cannes is imminent, so the premiere of Francis Ford Coppola’s epic, and personal, passion project Megalopolis is getting closer. About a week ago the first clip from the movie was released, and now an official first trailer is out.

The trailer arrived via Coppola’s own YouTube channel.


With inspirations including Metropolis and H.G. Wells’ Things to Come, the movie has cost $120 million and is directed by Coppola from his own script. He self-financed the project which is currently being taken to market by a huge array of different distributors depending on where in the world you are. Some territories are yet to secure a distributor.

In reality, a megalopolis is also known as a supercity or megaregion. It is a group of metropolitan areas that are perceived as a continuous urban area through common systems of transport, economy, resources, ecology, and so on.

Global Megalopolis include Japan’s Taiheiyō Belt which includes both the Greater Tokyo Area, South Korea’s Greater Busan area, Indonesia’s Greater Jakarta, and India’s Chennai.

According to the blurb for Megalopolis, the fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own social problems. The story follows a New York woman. She is divided between loyalties to her father, who has a classical view of society, and her lover, who is more progressive and ready for the future.

The cast includes Adam Driver, Giancarlo Esposito, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kathryn Hunter, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Schwartzman, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Chloe Fineman, and James Remar.

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