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Two Versions of Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time' Finally on the Way
by Ethan Anderton
February 3, 2015
Just last summer, we learned that Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett would lend their voices to Voyage of Time, a new film from Terrence Malick that has been held up for a few years now. And now confirmation has come that two different versions of the film are on the way as IMAX has announced a partnership with Broad Green Pictures, Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch to complete financing on the gestating project. The film will be the first recipient of financing from IMAX’s Original Film Fund that was announced last year, and with Knight of Cups debuting in Berlin soon, this is a good year to be a Malick fan. More below!
Voyage of Time will first get a 40-minute version narrated by Brad Pitt that will be released on IMAX screens. Then later will come the feature-length 35mm version narrated by Cate Blanchett that will be distributed by Broad Green Pictures in North America. Here's what Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment had to say:
”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. To 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.”
For those who don't know, the film 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. It certainly sounds like the kind of movie that only someone like Malick can deliver, and it should be something magnificent to behold on an IMAX screen. As of now there's not indication as to when we might see the film hit theaters, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.