August 02, 2011 3:45pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Twixt' Trailer Offers Mystery, Intrigue to Francis Ford Coppola Film (Video)
When Francis Ford Coppola brought Twixt to Comic-Con, his first appearance in San Diego in two decades, he was welcomed with open arms.
Now that the trailer for his Gothic horror film, that was inspired by dreams that he had about orphan girls and Edgar Allen Poe, has hit the Internet, it's up to the public to decide whether it's worthy. Judging by the trailer, Twixt will be unlike anything any of us have seen before.
While Coppola touted his upcoming film to Hall H attendees in San Diego just weeks ago, he re-edited the trailer a few times, showcasing the unique campaign he and the actors will go on prior to the thriller's opening.
Starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern and Elle Fanning, the trailer introduces the plot in a rather interesting way. Centered on a fiction author (Kilmer), he finds himself teaming up with the local sheriff on a book based on a real-life murder. It seems at first glance Twixt is just another thriller with some campiness thrown in, but with Coppola at the helm and a cast of this caliber, Twixt could be a fun ride.
In San Diego, Kilmer spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his latest project. "I would do anything for him," Kilmer said of working with Coppola and recalling a bad audition he had for the third film in the Godfather series. "He's a real inspiration. He's a genius and he's very innocent about art. He's alive, very young in his heart. I hope he makes 30 more movies."
Twixt, premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, is out in theaters some time in 2012.