Comic-Con 2011: Francis Ford Coppola Returns

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The director will present portions of his latest film, "Twixt."

Francis Ford Coppola is returning to Comic-Con for the first time since 1991, presenting portions of his latest film, Twixt.

The panel will be held on Saturday, July 23 in Hall H and in a Twixt twist, will have a live music component. Indie performance artist Dan Deacon will be on hand to “demonstrate the interactive experience of the film,” according to the Twixt filmmakers. The film incorporates both 2-D and 3-D elements. 

Not much is known about Twixt, other than it takes Coppola to his early filmmaking roots when he was making flicks for Roger Corman. Coppola wrote the screenplay and self-financed the pic, which stars stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, and Ben Chaplin.

Coppola calls it "one-part Gothic romance, one-part personal film, and one-part the kind of horror film that began my career." The project was also inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Coppola first attended Comic-Con in 1991 as part of a presentation for his Dracula movie.