Francis Ford Coppola is returning to Horror. Neither Youth Without Youth or Tetro were typical Coppola heavy hitters but he is making Movies on his own terms. If he keeps going, chances are we’ll get another very good one out of him, and that’s worth waiting for.
So I’m thrilled to hear that Coppola has quietly begun production on Twixt Now And Sunrise, a “thriller with overtones of horror” that stars Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern. The script centers around Val Kilmer’s character, a horror novelist. He reportedly funded the film independently, and is working from a script based on his own short story. The last time the director made anything like a horror picture the result was Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Kilmer is starring and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was not that long ago, and he’s magnificent in it. He was good in Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant, and quite entertaining in MacGruber. Anything that gives him a chance to be front and center is worth waiting for.