Terrence Malick's Tree of Life Not Hitting Theaters Until 2010
Not that big of a surprise. As we know, Terrence Malick is notorious for taking forever to edit his movies. However, earlier this year there were some rumblings that his latest film, The Tree of Life, might just be ready by the end of this year. Back in August, newly creation distributor Apparition announced that they would be releasing Malick's Tree of Life and that tentatively it had been set for release around Christmas. Apparently that release spot was actually taken by Terry Gilliam's Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, as Anne Thompson confirms today with Apparition's Bob Berney that Tree of Life won't be out until 2010.
"It's definitely not going to come out this year," Berney admitted. "I can't tell you when it will come out." Not a very optimistic response. Anne Thompson goes on to say that it probably won't be playing at Sundance in January (it doesn't seem like the kind of film that would be anyway) and instead will probably end up at Cannes next year. In September, The Playlist made that exact prediction, which seems accurate, considering Cannes loves Malick and probably wants to debut The Tree of Life there. Now it's just waiting and hoping that Malick will actually finish editing it by May . We'll probably hear more on this sometime next year.
The Tree of Life was shot in and around Austin, Texas in early 2008; Malick has been editing it ever since. For a full rundown on the film, the supposed/rumored plot, and more, head over to our article from May.