Since the release of The Godfather in 1972, the trilogy has defined Francis Ford Coppola’s career for almost 50 years. Now, the least well received film in the trilogy is getting a definitive directors cut that hopes to fix most of the 1990 film’s errors–while also marking the end of Coppola’s involvement in the franchise.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Coppola has talked about moving on from the iconic trilogy. “Me and The Godfather are done now,” he said. “There is more that [screenwriter] Mario Puzo wrote that we never used. But I don’t own The Godfather, Paramount owns The Godfather, and they may well decide to make more films. I feel that I’ve made my trilogy. I have other fish to fry.”
As far as what’s next, the director said that he would like to try his hand at sci-fi. “I want to make a film about the future,” he said. “You know the Alfred, Lord Tennyson quote? ‘For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be…’ That’s the movie I want to make. It would be called Megalopolis. I’m 81 so I hope I have enough years to make it.”
is almost an entirely new take on the ending to the trilogy, with surprisingly extensive changes made to the original. It is out now in select cinemas and will release on Blu-ray and digital on December 8.