In 2017, 20,000 readers of Empire magazine chose “The Godfather” as the best movie in cinema history. Today, Francis Ford Coppola announced that the entire series of films about the Corleone crime family will be remade as “The SpiritParent.”
The move is widely seen as a nod to Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, who have proposed a new Code of Official Conduct that prohibits words like “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, and aunt” from being spoken in Congress.
“The complete list of 29 banned words will make Congress more accountable to the American people,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “But as Speaker, I can’t speak the words without offending anyone, so we’ll have to pass the new rules before people can find out what’s in them.”
An official statement from Coppola’s studio announcing “The SpiritParent” production schedule said that “any words good enough to be banned by our elected officials are also good enough to be banned by the American people they represent.”
Casting for the new films has begun, but it’s not clear who will play the lead character of “SpiritParent” Vito Corleone, and if that character will be a matriarch or an architect.