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Although Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road was published more than fifty years ago, there has never been a film adaptation of it. All that changed when producer Francis Ford Coppola and The Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles signed on, adding Garret Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) as the starring role of Dean Moriarty. Now we have a look at the first trailer from the film, which is set to open in France this May with a possible domestic distribution pick up if and when the film premiers at Cannes (May 16th - May 27th). The Beat generation road trip film also stars Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
Salles' adaptation of On the Road has been a long time coming and we have a good collection of images, posters and interviews from the cast. You can get caught up on all of our previous coverage here. Check out the trailer below, after the official synopsis for Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the Road:
After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of ...
A movie getting a mixture of semi-solid buzz and vile hatred from anyone that’s seen preview screening is Francis Ford Coppola’s TWIXT. I have seen a small amount of info and content from the film so far but below you can look at a new poster from the film which features the young actress Elle Fanning. Fanning recently gave us a phenomenal performance in SUPER 8 last year and her appearance in the poster while not indicative of her performance in TWIXT has a bit of a creepy vibes even if the poster itself isn’t that great.
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
Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt wants to take pot shots at every kind of horror story by working under the guise of being a bad horror movie. Coppola mocks Edgar Allan Poe, Steven King, vampire stories, and 3D but his criticism is rarely playful. Twixt wants to keep things silly and fun in the "real" half of the story but then wants act superior when it comes to the ethereal aspects of its tale. The result is a film that's always campy, somewhat lazy, and more than a little tiresome.
Twixt opens by taking a shot at Steven King by having Sheriff Bobby LaGrange (Bruce Dern) provide the horribly-written opening narration and introduce the strange small town of Swan Valley. The town dislikes outsiders and the goth kids who live by the lake because they're weird and may engage in witchcraft or whatever else old people are afraid of. Swan Valley also features a bizarre clock tower which has seven faces and each reads a separate time. Into this strange village comes "3rd-rate-Steven-King" mystery novelist Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) who has come to sell his latest book, "Witch Hunters" even though he wasn't invited and the town doesn't even have a bookstore. Setting up an impromptu signing at the local hardware store, Baltimore meets LaGrange and is pitched on co-writing a new book, entitled "The Vampire Executions". LaGrange's pitch is based on a recently murdered girl who was killed with a gigantic stake (one of Coppola's jabs at vampire stories) and the ...
If you were around these parts during Comic-Con, you may have already read about writer/director Francis Ford Coppola's highly engaging Hall H panel for his new film Twixt. While I was off doing interviews somewhere with someone, the five-time Oscar winner was entertaining audience members with a live-cut of the film with the help of his iPad and musician Dan Deacon. It was also then that he revealed his plan to tour with the pic and essentially DJ the film via on-the-spot editing to be determined by audience reaction. Take that, 3D...
With all of this experimentation in mind, four promotional posters for Twixt have now landed online and can be viewed in all of their bloody glory after the jump. Starring Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Ben Chaplin, the film will tell the story (in one way or another) of a declining writer (Kilmer) who becomes caught up in a small town murder mystery while on his book tour. The film will premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival which runs from September 8th - 18th.
Here are the promo posters from Movielicious [via The Playlist]: