The Talent: Robert Downey Jr, Kristen Stewart, director Francis Ford Coppola
The Pitch: Another passion project rescued as seemingly committed indie filmmaker Coppola is tempted back to mega-budget work with the promise that he can retool his planned Megalopolis script provided he melds it with LEGO.
So we get the story of legendary city designer Downey Jr trying to make the metropolis of the future, only to be frustrated when challenges like union issues and the wrong colour bricks comes up.
He's assisted by his daughter (Stewart), who he's grooming to take over the family business - but she has her own plans for life.
The Cost: $120 million. Most of which is plowed into an extended, 123 day shoot as Coppola falls back into bad filmmaking habits and tweaks every last shot.
The box office: $150 million worldwide.
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