After directing only 4 feature films within a 32 year span, Malick has since been making up for lost time. He released The Tree of Life and To The Wonder within 2 years of each other and has 3 projects all in various stages of post production now. While we know one of his Austin-set dramas Knight of Cups has completed editing, we still don’t know how far along his other untitled picture is.
Variety reports that we can rest a little easier now when it comes to his cosmos spanning documentary Voyage of Time. Wild Bunch and Sophisticated Films have begun shopping the film’s international rights at Cannes. Images from the film will be shown to buyers, but of course not to the public, and producers confirm the film will be finished by 2016. A feature-length version will be released as well as a 40-minute IMAX version worldwide.
Here are some of the quotes from both production companies about the film.
“Voyage examines all that went to prepare the miracle that stands before us now. After the nebulae and supernovae, after the lands of lava and smoke, after the elaboration of the first cells, first fish, first amphibians and reptiles, this great wonder!”
“Using words and music, we are encouraged to view the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet with gratitude and awe, in Malick’s most ambitious film to date.”
“This story deals with the biggest questions in life, which touch all of us in an emotional, beautiful and awe-inspiring way. We are very happy to see it in the hands of such an excellent and ardent company as Wild Bunch.”
“This is a project we have been tracking for years and we are passionate about. This is a classic for the future generations, Malick’s legacy to humanity.”
Terrence Malick is truly a director who defies comparison to any other working directors, creating visual philosophical poems with his films. The very prospect of Malick creating what could be a feature-length version of my favorite scene in The Tree of Life is incredibly enticing. We still have two more years until we see it, but knowing Malick this should be unlike anything we’ve experienced before.
Voyage of Time will arrive sometime in 2016, and is narrated by producer on the film Brad Pitt.