According to Francis Ford Coppola, working on “Megalopolis” with the film’s cast and crew has been a success and incredibly rewarding so far, and any reports claiming otherwise are dead wrong. He told Deadline, “I’ve never worked on a film where I’ve been so happy with the cast. I’m so happy with the look and that we’re on schedule. These reports never say who these sources are. For her, I say, ha ha, just wait and see.”
As Deadline and Coppola themselves noted, major changes to his films and production teams over the years have been a calling card of his. It has nothing to do with a single person or a team, Coppola says, but with his need to stay creative and stay on top of things financially.
“It was basically about cost management,” the filmmaker explained in reference to reported changes happening in his visual effects and art departments on Megalopolis. “We’ll be completing the film in Spring 2023 and we’re right on schedule, which is difficult to achieve with a big film. I don’t know how many films can say that in eight weeks, but we are and that’s a fact.” Coppola insists he loves what his acting and production team did with Megalopolis, and there’s nothing what he would change about the shooting so far.
“My cast is the most wonderful group of actors doing great work and there is not one instance where I wish I had cast any differently,” concluded Coppola. “I look at the newspapers every night and I understand why I’m going through all this… The look of the film is exactly what I dreamed of.”