Coppola Focusing on Making Megalopolis
The Hollywood Reporter says that MGM and director Francis Ford Coppola have ended their official relationship, partly due to his commitment to Megalopolis.
MGM spokesperson Lea Porteneuve said, "With demands on his time from both his business and creative ventures, specifically the intense focus he's placing right now on getting 'Megalopolis' made, Francis felt he couldn't devote the attention he wanted to continuing to serve on the MGM board. We were respectful of his decision."
Coppola said some time back what this project was about. "The setting is modern New York. The mayor is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the past, while an architect-planner is dedicated to leaping into the future. When a massive renovation project is planned for an area running from 8th Avenue to the Hudson riverbank and from 34th to 20th streets, it becomes the nexus of a battle over vision, scale and profits, involving 'every layer of society from workers, labor unions, the man on the street to the idea men, the money men and all those involved with them".