Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather trilogy is an adaptation of Mario Puzo's novels of the same name.
Marlon Brando in The Godfather | Image via Twitter
Ahead of its 50th-anniversary release, a new trailer of the restored crime drama The Godfather was recently unveiled by Paramount Pictures.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the trilogy is an adaptation of Mario Puzo's novels of the same name. The films have been considered timeless cinematic masterpieces since their release.
Variety writes that The Godfather will premiere at Dolby Cinema and AMC theatres in the US on February 24, while 4K Ultra HD and the digital version will be available from March 22. It will also be screened for a limited time period in international territories.
The report also states that all three films in the trilogy were restored under Coppola's supervision.
The subject of the films is the American-Italian mafia family, the Corleones, where the patriarch Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) goes on to become a major figure in the organised crime rings. Later his son Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) takes the reins.
The first Godfather film was released in 1972, followed by a second one in 1974, and the third and last in 1990.
James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and Diane Keaton are also part of the cast.
"I am very proud of ‘The Godfather,’ which certainly defined the first third of my creative life. With this 50th anniversary tribute, I’m especially proud of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone is included, as it captures Mario and my original vision in definitively concluding our epic trilogy," said Coppola in a statement.
Coppola added that revisiting the films was a "gratifying" experience for him, and he is glad to celebrate the 50th anniversary with old and new fans.
Watch the trailer here: