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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The past couple of weeks have been like Christmas for Terrence Malick fans. A new film (The Tree of Life, opening limited tomorrow) and information about two more films: the IMAX documentary Voyage of Time and a new drama possibly to be called The Burial. We just got confirmation that Voyage of Time would still be happening, after most talk of the project seemed to dissipate in the past six months.

Now a new interview with producer Bill Pohlad (the day you see an interview with the reclusive Terrence Malick will probably be the day the Rapture actually happens) sheds a bit more light on both projects. Read More »

The past couple years have been slightly confusing with respect to Terrence Malick‘s slate of new films. We knew he was making The Tree of Life, which opens limited this weekend after premiering last week at Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or. For some time it also seemed like he had spun some Tree ideas off into a separate IMAX film (possibly a documentary) called Voyage of Time. But as the release of The Tree of Life approached, all talk of and info on Voyage of Time seemed to dry up. Had the movie been absorbed back into Tree, in the form of that film’s cosmic sequences?

Apparently not. Producer Bill Pohlad spoke to press in Hollywood this evening for the local premiere of The Tree of Life, and he said that Terrence Malick still wants to make the IMAX film. Actress Jessica Chastain was also on hand, and she spoke a bit about working with the director, and the small part she shot for his other upcoming film, a modern drama that has been tentatively called The Burial. Read More »

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When press releases and news articles first appeared with details of new distributor Apparition, one thing stood out: Tree of Life, the upcoming and as yet very mysterious new film from lone wolf director Terrence Malick, was planned for release on Christmas Day. This seemed wildly optimistic, as the film’s production had been kept so tightly under wraps that we barely know what the film is about, and had no reason to believe it was done. That skepticism turns out to be well-founded, as the film has been pushed to an undetermined release in 2010. Read More »

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The Playlist has been great about uncovering info about the two upcoming Terrence Malick films, The Tree of Life and Voyage of Time. The Tree of Life is the feature starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt in a father/son tale about the loss of innocence. Voyage of Time is an IMAX documentary about, essentially, the birth and death of the universe. Both films feature work by Peter Parks, the macro photography guru who created amazingly beautiful (and affordable) effects images for Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain. Last night, via a PDF that has since been pulled down (more on that in a second), the site found that Brad Pitt is evidently narrating Voyage of Time, which only strengthens impressions we’ve had that the two films are closely related. Read More »

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