As several sources report, Francis Ford Coppola’s passion project, Megalopolis, which was recently completed, will be released in 2024. Along with it will come a simultaneous release of a graphic novel tie-in.
The comics publisher Syzygy co-founder and artist Jacob Phillips explained that they were directly contacted by Coppola and spent time on set developing his adaptation.
“The exciting thing is that I’ve only worked directly with him on this,” Ryall said. “This isn’t the kind of thing where he licensed out the material — the movie and the book are solely his. We spent a few hours in Atlanta last month talking about not only this graphic novel but the childhood comics he loved, and all the way along, he’s been permissive and encouraging in telling us to make the book very much its own thing. So it’s been a kind of stunning arrangement, to get to work directly with someone of his stature on something like this.”
Megalopolis will star Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, D.B. Sweeney and Giancarlo Esposito.