Entertainment Weekly have published the first on-set photo from Francis Ford Coppola’s latest film Twixt, featuring an image of our beret wearing legendary auteur directing a pale faced Elle Fanning, who is playing with her hair. I wrote previously about the dark thriller and news of some footage being debuted at this week’s Comic Con a little while back, but with the event still days away, they clearly want to drum up some interest beforehand.
The film itself has been called ‘a thriller with overtones of horror’, and stars Val Kilmer as a writer who during a book tour finds himself caught up in a murder mystery case. Further cast also includes Bruce Dern, frequent collaborators; Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro & Somewhere) and Elle Fanning (also in Somewhere and this year’s Super 8) as a ghost named V.
Fanning definitely looks ghostly in this image, and intriguingly sports a punkish, but retro dress/corset combo. The younger sister of Dakota Fanning is maturing into a fine actress, with some great little roles in both Brad Pitt films Babel and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, and then got her big break in Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere with a critically positive supporting role. She outshone Stephen Dorff at least.
Details on the Comic Con panel itself are sparse yet encouraging. Musician Dan Deacon who contributed the film’s score will apparently be demonstrating the unique approach both him and Coppola have been working on in relation to the interactive aspect of the movie. The press release mentions a live performance from the acclaimed electronic musician (whose score is a first foray into cinema) which should reveal their innovative plans for Twixt.
From the set image we’ve been blessed with I must say, it wasn’t what I was expecting, I envisioned something a lot bleaker, yet this is only one photo after all. Still, I’m as excited as ever about Coppola’s latest project and expect a visually appealing mood piece with an innovative approach to the narrative. Unfortunately to press, there’s still no official release date, I’ll keep you posted.