Here’s the fist trailer for Francis Ford Coppola‘s upcoming horror thriller “Twixt“.
Starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin and Elle Fanning, the trailer introduces the plot in a rather interesting way. The film follows a writer Hall Baltimore (Kilmer) whose career is in a deep slump. Our protagonist arrives in a small town on a book tour only to get drawn into a murder involving a young girl. Where some see tragedy, the author sees an opportunity to finally get back on top with a novelization of the murder that he is currently woven himself into in real life.
In an interview with The New York Times, Coppola discussed the origins of the movie, which he said “grew out of a dream [he] had last year — more of a nightmare” and “seemed to have the imagery of Hawthorne or Poe.” He continued:
“But as I was having it I realized perhaps it was a gift, as I could make it as a story, perhaps a scary film, I thought even as I was dreaming. But then some loud noise outside woke me up, and I wanted to go back to the dream and get an ending. But I couldn’t fall back asleep so I recorded what I remembered right there and then on my phone. I realized that it was a gothic romance setting, so in fact I’d be able to do it all around my home base, rather than have to go to a distant country.”
Twixt, premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, is out in theaters some time in 2012.
What do you think of the Twixt trailer? Good or bad?