Cate Blanchett Voyage of Time

Recently, Terrence Malick has been putting out new movies every year or two instead of every decade or so. But that doesn’t mean he’s rushing these newer projects. Case in point: His documentary Voyage of Time has been brewing for several years already, with Brad Pitt revealed as the narrator all the way back in 2009.

Now, as the film inches closer to theaters, Malick’s added another big name to the cast. Cate Blanchett will also lend her voice to the movie, which does nothing less than attempt to cover “the whole of time.” No wonder Pitt needed the help. Hit the jump for the latest details on this long-simmering film.

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Tree of Life

Terrence Malick is notorious for deleting subplots and even entire characters during the editing process, but for a director’s cut of The Tree of Life he’s going to put some of that extra footage back in. Malick’s longtime editor Billy Weber recently revealed that the filmmaker is working on a new edit that’ll include some scenes that wound up on the cutting room floor.

But that’s not the only thing Malick has on his plate right now. In addition to Knight of Cups and another, untitled feature, Malick’s also been putting the finishing touches on his documentary Voyage of Time, and Weber says we could see that film as soon as next year. Hit the jump to get the details.

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Earlier this month, it surfaced that dinosaurs were being rendered for a new epic presented in IMAX from director Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven). The visual effects artist directly attributed the dinos to The Tree of Life, a meditative, time-spanning drama starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt, and that remains the case. However, it emerged in the proceeding weeks that Malick was also at work in Austin, Texas on an entirely seperate film, yet another IMAX effort, that seemed to share only a thematic link and scope.

The Playlist reports today that this second film was, at one point, entitled The Voyage of Time, and was also originally set for release in the last quarter of ’09. It’s now believed that both will see screens in 2010. Other sites have pegged the second film, which seems to fall under “highly ambitious documentary,” as considerably shorter in run-time. There’s no listing for Voyage by this title et al. on IMDB. Due to a lot of understandable overlap and confusion online regarding these two projects, it seemed as good a time as any to clarify, and more reason for cineastes to perk up. For more info on The Tree of Life, including a pretty wild plot synopsis, see our original post.

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