Francis Ford Coppola making new ‘Godfather Part III’ cut

Sep 07, 2020 567

BY: Gary James

Francis Coppola has long wanted another crack at “The Godfather Part III,” looking to shorten it in places, and strengthen it in others, and change the title. He has been tinkering with that for awhile, as he re-cut versions of other films including “Cotton Club.” But he always said he needed Paramount Pictures’ blessing.

Today, the studio announced it will release his new edit and restoration under the title Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.” The picture will be given a limited theatrical release in December, marking the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. It will then find its way to digital home entertainment platforms.

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