The script for this project was actually first written in the 80s and the story follows an architect dreaming of a utopic version of New York City in the near future and his battle with the conservative mayor, who has other ideas of the city. Contained within the epic are a myriad of storylines and characters.
Coppola actually started shooting second unit footage in preparation for the film in the early 2000’s but that all came to a halt after 9/11 happened.
When talking to Deadline about the project, Coppola says:
“So yes, I plan this year