Well, I guess we know why Francis Ford Coppola‘s partially self-funded passion project Megalopolis’ production budget is so high and why he fired his entire VFX team and his art department walked out en masse citing creative differences. Judging from new photos from the Atlanta set taken this week, Captain Francis is going to need a bigger boat (load of money) if he hopes to land his white whale because there aren’t enough effects, special, practical, or otherwise, to turn Shia LaBeouf into a Greek Goddess that anybody would pay a single red hemitetartemorion to see on the big screen. I’m looking at this shit on a little ole’ computer screen and I’m repulsed. If this is Megalopolis, throw it back. It’s clearly diseased! I’ll take The Meg(alodon) 3, 4, and 5 over this fishy mess any day.
Following The Hollywood Reporter‘s report that Megalopolis was a sinking ship, Adam Driver signed and said, “do I have to do everything around here?!” then grabbed a bucket and started bailing, telling IndieWire, “All good here! Not sure what set you’re talking about! I don’t recognize that one! I’ve been on sets that were chaotic and this one is far from it.” However, as they say, a picture says a thousand words. And these pictures of Shia are saying “NOPEx1000.” That is until you click through to the 4th one and see Jon Voight, at which point there are no words, just soul-rattling screams:
Eat your heart out, Olivia Wilde. You could have hooked a reel one. We still don’t have a clue what this movie is about, but Shia’s drag net meets Vodka of the Gods look wasn’t the only get-up to make ya shout “get out” he was spotted in. Here’s a look from Shia with co-star Nathalie Emmanuel that probably had Adam cowering in his trailer, shivering from House of Gucci PTSD.
After all he went through on HOG, Adam must have told Francis that he wasn’t stepping foot in the wardrobe trailer for this one and negotiated a sweet deal for himself in exchange for helping to bail the boat. Because here’s Adam looking particularly GQ on set with Aubrey Plaza.
Adam was probably all, “just give me a magic staff, I’ll use it to add the rest in post since apparently I have to do everything else around here anyway.” Maybe Francis should consider having Adam replace some of the more problematic men in his cast. There’s no reason he can’t fill Shia, Jon, and Dustin Hoffman‘s shoes. I mean, Adam’s a big boy. His feet are HUGE.
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