CATEGORIES Movie NewsFrancis Ford Coppola is returning to his "Godfather" roots
No, the legendary director isn't making a sequel or prequel or reboot. But he will be writing and directing a new, decades-spanning Italian-American saga.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be "a coming-of-age story that focuses on a boy and girl in their late teens" and will be set from the 1930s through the 1960s.
Since "The Godfather" series ended in 1990 with the poorly-reviewed third film, Coppola has directed but rarely. He helmed "Bram Stoker's Dracula" with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in 1992, then worked with Robin Williams in the critically-reviled "Jack." His last big movie was 1997's "The Rainmaker," based on the book by John Grisham.
In the last decade, Coppola has stuck to the arthouse world, making indie movies "Youth Without Youth," "Tetro," and "Twixt."
Perhaps the Coppola patriarch was inspired to keep up with his two surviving children, Roman and Sofia, who are both directors; her "Bling Ring" is in theaters June 14.