I noticed that there seem to be a lot of Terrence Malick fans on this board so I thought I would relay this information regarding his next movie after “Tree of Life” in case anyone missed this bit of news.
From Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood:
“The notoriously reclusive filmmaker has lured no less than Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, and Olga Kurylenko into the as yet untitled love story he’s written and directed. Shooting begins this fall. Now FilmNation Entertainment has come on board to handle the international sales and distribution of the pic which will be available to foreign buyers for the first time at the European Film Market in Berlin. The film will be produced by Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Bill Pohlad. Malick’s previous films include: Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line and The New World. His latest The Tree of Life is due for release this year.”
(source link: http://www.deadline.com/category/hollywood/page/2/ )
I generally like all 4 of those actors (especially Olga Kurylenko) so this sounds promising. And it also makes it sound like “Tree of Life” will definitely be released this year which is great news. Personally, I have yet to see a Terrence Malick film (I know, I know, I’m missing out) and plan to change that soon (maybe by starting with “Days of Heaven”?). I am not too familiar with his filmography…has he ever made a romance movie?
What do you all think about this? Is this exciting for you or does it make you shout a long “NOOOOOO” at the computer screen?
At least he’s not going to stop making movies.
So many Malick rumors, so little time.
I think this one is past rumors now though. It was announced on IMDB Pro. Christian Bale, Javeir Barden and the rest of the principals have all singed their letters of intent, so I have every reason to believe that this project will go into production before the countless others he was swirling around.
I’m just happy that Malick looks to be making films consistently.
- I have every reason to believe that this project will go into production-
I hope it does. Not much info to go on, but I like all the actors associated and obviously Malick is a magnificent talent.
And this has moved well beyond the blogosphere as opposed to the earlier speculations.
It was in the hollywood reporter-
And the producers from Tree of Life are on board for this project as well. It seems to me like they’re going to jump on production before Tree of Life is released because it is a total gamble at the box office, and if it were to be a B.O. bomb then it would be hard to line up the financing for this next one.
Malick’s being generous with his genius/
(But Rachel McAdams is too mediocre, too ordinary to be in a Malick film)
Does this really surprise anyone (him making a “love story”)? This isn’t anything new. All of his films incorporate a love story.
Hell, if Malick chose to make the next Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel, I’d be excited to see it.
He’s one of the few directors whose films I will see no matter what.
Btw, I don’t know if anyone feels the same way, but the which actors he uses is not so important. The acting in his films are just OK, but they’re also not crucial to his films, imo. I think the particular “look” or screen presence may be more important than acting chops.
Can you imagine if Malick releases two movies this year — Tree of Life and The Burial? How mad would that make Spielberg, who does the same thing every once in awhile (Jurassic Park/Schindlers List, War of the Worlds/Munich) and is doing it this year too with Tin Tin and War Horse?
Can you imagine if Malick gets nominated twice for everything as does Spielberg and then Hollywood and cinephiles everywhere have to choose sides?
It would be the closest thing prissy Hollywood has ever had to a sports rivalry.
I stand with Malick.
Rachel McAdams? out of everyone…the girl from The Notebook and Mean Girls?
If he had to go blonde Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, Chloe Sevigny….or even January freakin Jones. They have a bit of an edge at least. Maybe he had to cast her to get some $$. I really have a hard time with this.
I don’t know, Red. If this new film is anything like Malick’s previous ones, I don’t think the Rachel McAdams is going to really hurt the film. Brooke Adams isn’t all that great of an actor, and she’s just passable in Days of Heaven, imo (Gere and Shepherd, too). Q’orianka Kilcher also doesn’t deliver a great performance (although she’s very photogenic and has a good screen presence) in The New World. Even the acting in Thin Red Line is not very memorable, imo.
Having said that, I actually think Rachel McAdams has acting choice and star quality. After seeing her in The Notebook and Red Eye, I really thought she was a star in the making (especially for romances or rom-coms).
With the exception of Badlands, where the peformances were essential to the film’s content, I agree with Jazz. Malick’s actors need to convey presence more than nuance. Rachel McAdams shouldn’t sabatoge anything. I got me a sore spot for Michelle Williams, though, so I wouldn’t mind seeing her team up with Malick.
“With the exception of Badlands, where the peformances were essential to the film’s content,..”
Which is why I never mentioned that film. :)
Nathan, did you see Blue Valentine? Williams is good in that. (Gosling’s performance is better, though—at least imo). What about the new film by the director of Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy (her name is escaping me at the moment)?
Agree with the sentiment about actors, Malick has a record of getting good performances out of less heralded actors. I would almost describe them as vessels….
Really intriguing that this appears to be a contemporary setting. And looks even more suburban than Tree of Life.
Actually I agree with Jazz and the rest about Malick eliciting great performances from his leads, acting talent or no (don’t let me down Pitt!).
My thing with McAdams is just a personal preference…she just seems bland to me.
Jazz – Sadly, Blue Valentine has left town. I wanted to see it, but didn’t get around to it in time. And Meek’s Cutoff, the new Kelly Reichardt film looks intriguing.
does anybody knows what happens to the video clip of malick directing bale?
Thomas Pynchon and the ghost of JD Salinger helped Malick remove it from all sites. Recluses stick together
Oh yay! Don’t get the hype
from dark horizons:
In a surprising move, Terrence Malick has announced the names and stars of the two films he plans to shoot back-to-back in 2012 – “Lawless” and “Knight of Cups”.
Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett will star in both films. Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Haley Bennett will be joining them in “Lawless” only while Isabel Lucas will be a part of the cast of ‘Knight’. Malick was already spotted shooting footage with Bale for one of the films back in September.
FilmNation is financing both films and is currently selling the rights to Malick’s still untitled project with Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams (previously titled “The Burial”) which he’s still adjusting in the editing room.
According to The L.A. Times several U.S. distributors have already made offers based on the script and some footage alone, but so far Malick has declined.
The story of that one follows a philanderer (Affleck) who begins an affair with a European woman (Olga Kurylenko) in Paris. Returning home to Oklahoma, he marries the European woman but when the relationship founders, he rekindles a romance with a hometown girl (McAdams) with whom he’s had a long history.
The script is said to be both more upbeat and commercially friendly than much of Malick’s previous work, but the footage still contains the auteur’s trademark visual finesse.
i guess this is as good a place as any.
what’re your thoughts. video included.
Thanks for the update. Here’s the footage (Malick sighting at 0:28, Fassbender at 1:04):
Also the (amazing) footage of Malick shooting with Bale, mentioned above:
I’m sure To the Wonder will be stunning, but the idea of Terrence Malick doing a cinema verite style concert film is just amazing.
Sarah didn’t even care about his twitter.
terrence malick – what a pathetic person. creating myths by hiding, thinking he is a unique genius. His films are about nothing but sunsets. There is no originality at all in his movies. He has an eye for cinematographers though.
I wonder why all of a sudden he is planning three or four different movies in the next couple years after taking years to complete one.