Film trailer: Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt'

The first trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt was released August 2 online, combining various clips that were shown at the film's presentation at Comic-Con in July.

The thriller opens with narration introducing the film's set-up, showing Val Kilmer ( Pollack) as a writer at a small town book signing who gets invited by the sheriff to collaborate on a book about local serial killings.

Written and directed by Coppola, who was inspired by his own dream, the film costars Elle Fanning ( Super 8) as a young ghost appearing in a dream to offer the writer a story.

The cast also includes Bruce Dern ( Big Love), Ben Chaplin ( Me and Orson Welles) as Edgar Allen Poe, and singer/actor Tom Waits.

Shot partially in 3D, the film is scored by electronic musician Dan Deacon.

Twixt is scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.