Terrence Malick is planning on releasing a 40-minute version of his upcoming film “Voyage of Time” for IMAX and our guess is the lines are already around the block in Colorado.
The critically acclaimed filmmaker behind such classics as “The Tree of Life,” “The Thin Red Line” and “Badlands” is partnering with the large screen theater chain and Broad Screen Pictures for this special edition of “Voyage.” Brad Pitt is on board to narrate the film which, according to a press release, is described as “a celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet.”
So, yes, pretty trippy stuff that will no doubt lead to some high times in IMAX Theaters (helps with concession sales!). A full-length 35mm version will eventually be released in conventional theaters and will be narrated by Cate Blanchett. The Oscar winner appears in Malick's upcoming drama, “Knight of Cups,” which premieres at the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday.
There is no release date for “Voyage” yet, but IMAX's Greg Foster is quite excited about the new deal noting, “Terrence Malick is one of the most innovative filmmakers in the world, and has literally been designing and making this movie with large-format cameras for over 30 years. o be able to launch our Film Fund portfolio with Malick and his imaginative style of filmmaking is capturing lightning in a bottle. We look forward to working with Terry and his producing partners on this groundbreaking film.”
Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures' Gabriel and Daniel Hammond remarked, “Terrence Malick is an innovator of epic scope. We have long admired his work and could not be more excited to partner with him on this project.”
Besides “Voyage” and “Cups,” Malick also has an Untitled Project featuring Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman (also in “Cups”), Ryan Gosling and, again, Blanchett in the editing room.