At a recent Q & A at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, one of the great directors spoke about returning to his medium.

In a story from Home Media Retailing, Francis Ford Coppola was recently on hand to address 600 film students about the recent DVD release of Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier.

In talking about his famous Vietnam opus (and the many peaks and valleys it brought him both personally and professionally), Coppola also mentioned that he is currently in post production on a his first film in 10 years. Titled Youth Without Youth it is based on a book by "Romanian philosopher Mircea Eliade."

In the book, an elderly man is hit by lightning and suddenly returns to his youth. He now has a terrific memory and the ability to comprehend almost anything. Due to this, he obtains "thought messages from the supernatural."

The director "also said he is determined to write an original, very personal screenplay even though he is plagued with doubts about his writing ability."

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs