Francis Ford Coppola gets gothicky again

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 06, 2010 in News tagged with ,

Francis Ford Coppola is currently shooting Twixt Now and Sunrise, which he plans to release next year. The New York Times reports that Mr. Coppola wrote that the new project “grew out of dream I had last year – more of a nightmare” and “seemed to have the imagery of Hawthorne or Poe”:

But as I was having it I realized perhaps it was a gift, as I could make it as a story, perhaps a scary film, I thought even as I was dreaming. But then some loud noise outside woke me up, and I wanted to go back to the dream and get an ending. But I couldn’t fall back asleep so I recorded what I remembered right there and then on my phone. I realized that it was a gothic romance setting, so in fact I’d be able to do it all around my home base, rather than have to go to a distant country.

The film stars Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning (as a young ghost named ‘V’), Joanne Whalley, Bruce Dern and others.

Given that Coppola has mentioned Hawthorne, I assume the title is taken from ‘Young Goodman Brown’:

“My love and my Faith,” replied young Goodman Brown, “of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee. My journey, as thou callest it, forth and back again, must needs be done ‘twixt now and sunrise. What, my sweet, pretty wife, dost thou doubt me already, and we but three months married?”

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