SAN FRANSCICO – Legendary director and bon vivant Francis Ford Coppola admitted yesterday to a secret Val Kilmer film. The film was made in 2011 – when nobody was looking – and is called Twixt.
To avoid it being seen by anyone, Coppola released it in Belgium only, hoping that Belgians didn’t have internet connection yet, or telephones, or a working postal system. In the film, a clearly out of shape Val Kilmer plays a writer whose career seems to be in ‘terminal decline’. Sound familiar? While on a book tour, Kilmer gets invloved in a murder mystery in a small town, stuff happens and it’s kind of like Twin Peaks but without the diamond-like clarity or unassailable plot logic.
A source close to Coppola said that he liked the challenge of making a Val Kilmer movie, but afterwards felt embarrassed, like he’d been caught picking his nose and eating it.