Monday, July 25, 2011

Comic-Con: Francis Ford Coppola on vampires, loss and superfandom

During Francis Ford Coppola’s unorthodox presentation at Comic-Con Saturday for his new horror film, “Twixt,” the director moderated his own panel, distributed paper masks of Edgar Allan Poe and sang along with footage. It was Coppola’s first trip to Comic-Con in nearly 20 years, to show attendees some of his movie starring Val Kilmer as a D-list writer and Elle Fanning as a ghost named V. After emerging from the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H, the director spoke with Hero Complex’s Rebecca Keegan about the experience, his plans for “Twixt” and his own fanboy sensibilities.

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