In a convention filled with big-budget spectacle films being celebrated left and right, legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola set the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con abuzz last week when he unveiled his latest film, Twixt, alongside actor Val Kilmer and musical collaborator Dan Deacon.
Not only is Twixt a long-awaited return to the horror genre for Coppola (his last project being Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992), but the iconic director has taken the project in an exciting new direction- not only is Coppola planning a road tour for the film, but he promised that each screening of Twixt would be completely unique as he plans on tweaking which footage will be shown each night based on how audiences respond to their respective screenings.
Deacon, who may be best known to most people for the “Drinking Out of Cups” video that became a YouTube sensation, is actually a talented musician (if you’ve never heard his album Bromst, then you’re missing out) known for his unusual stage shows, and he is planning on having several soundtracks ready to go for the road tour as well so that he can quickly adjust the music of the film depending on which scenes Coppola chooses for each night.
Think of Twixt as the movie version of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, but now Coppola and Deacon are actually planning on turning the pages for you, the viewer.
During SDCC 2011 Dread Central had the opportunity to chat with not only Coppola and Deacon but the always stellar Val Kilmer. And while we didn’t get a chance to ask him about Top Gun 2 or The Saint 2 (come on, you know you’d want to see it just out of curiosity alone), we did get to talk with the actor about collaborating with Coppola on Twixt, and he gave us some rather entertaining musings on his thoughts about working in the horror genre as well.
Check out our video interviews with Coppola, Kilmer and Deacon below, and keep it tuned here for more on Twixt soon!
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