Sofia Coppola: 'It Would Be Funny to Release 'Somewhere' in 3D'
The director says she was writing a vampire story when Stephen Dorff's character came into fruition.
Sofia Coppola isn't a tech wizard, but that hasn't stopped her from toying with the idea of one day helming a 3D film.
The soft-spoken director recently spoke to Vulture about her latest film Somewhere, her dream of seeing it in another dimension and almost leading the charge on the last Twilight movies Breaking Dawn.
"I thought it would be funny to release this movie [Somewhere] in 3D, for like a week," Coppola said. "But I can't really see doing that, because it relies on a lot of action, whereas I'm more internal."
She did keep the door open for future projects that went outside her comfort zone, saying that she would be interested in pursuing 3D if the idea was right.
Coppola was approached to direct the final Twilight films Breaking Dawn, which ultimately went to Bill Condon, and she discussed the "I liked the first story, and I have so many friends' kids who love it," she said. "I think it's romantic. But yeah, I didn't end up doing it."
But she did say that Breaking Dawn would have been a different experience for her, had things worked out. "I was curious about doing that with my brother [Roman], who really knows a lot about that stuff," Coppola said. "I thought it would be a good balance. I've never done a lot of all that."
While working on a screenplay between projects, Coppola originally didn't have Stephen Dorff's character Johnny Marco as the lead of what would turn into Somewhere. Instead, she found herself caught up in the vampire craze.
"It's sort of embarrassing. After Marie Antoinette, I was thinking, 'Oh, I feel like it's time for a vampire movie,' " Coppola said. "So I was writing this vampire story, and then that character came in. It was before Twilight and all that stuff."
She added: "He came into the story, but it was all set in Europe. And then I was writing the character of the daughter, and I asked my friend's daughter what books she would be reading, and she was explaining to me the plot of Twilight, and I didn't know what it was. So that's why we have the daughter talking about that [in the film]."
In the interview, it was also revealed that Somewhere's script was less than 50 pages.