The unconventional film stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning of 'Super 8', and Ben Chaplin. Coppola describes 'Twixt' as "one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career."
The story for 'Twixt' came to Coppola during a vivid dream he had while on a trip to Istanbul and is inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was formerly titled 'Twixt Now and Sunrise.'
Portions of the film will be presented at Comic-Con at a panel discussion on Saturday, July 23 in a unique, interactive approach that includes live music and performance artist Dan Deacon, which is also how Coppola intends fans to experience the film when it opens.
The movie will have 2D and 3D elements, an interesting development since about a year ago, Coppola called 3D "tiresome," mostly because of the need for 3D glasses.
On attending Comic-Con Coppola says, "I fondly recall meeting the Comic-Con audience years ago when I brought them my 'Dracula' film. That experience made me not want to miss this chance to return with 'Twixt.'"
Here's the synopsis:
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
Are you intrigued?