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Published on Aug 2, 2011
Twixt is an upcoming film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Val Kilmer.
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
In an interview with The New York Times, Coppola discussed the origins of the movie, which he said "grew out of 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 is being filmed at Coppola's estate in Napa County as well as remote film locations in Lake County, California including Downtown Kelseyville, Nice and Pope Valley. It was announced that musician Dan Deacon will score the film. The film's name was changed from "Twixt Now and Sunrise" to "Twixt" and will have scenes from it played at the San Diego Comic-Con International. It will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival.