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Christian Bale, Terrence Malick & Arcade Fire Featured In Footage From Mystery Film Shoot At ACL

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 3:17 AM
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Listen, you can keep your footage from the set of "The Dark Knight Rises" shoot and we'll just geek out over this instead. In case you missed it, over the weekend attentive attendees of the Austin City Limits Music Festival were in for a surprise when Christian Bale and Terrence Malick were spotted shooting a film on the grounds. Well, that was just the tip of the iceberg as a plethora of new footage and pics have landed and while we still have no idea what they are working on, the rare opportunity to see video Terrence Malick working on a film set is pretty great.

What Were Terrence Malick & Christian Bale Doing At The Austin City Limits Festival?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 17, 2011 2:30 AM
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The Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend was the scene for a rare photograph of renowned recluse Terrence Malick, who was spotted with Christian Bale and a camera crew by a handful of tech-savvy attendees who duly tweeted details and photos of their appearance. The duo are, of course, slated to reunite for a mysterious project that also has relative unknown Haley Bennett on board but we weren't expecting many updates on its development, at least until Bale completed production on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises."

Terrence Malick Chooses The Relatively Unknown Haley Bennett For Christian Bale Drama

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 8:29 AM
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Terrence Malick, whose output seems to be exponentially increasing, has no fewer than three projects actively on his docket: cosmic documentary "Voyage of Time;" an untitled Ben Affleck/Rachel McAdams drama rumored to be called "The Burial;" and a third project, starring Christian Bale, which should begin production in the summer of 2012. The Bale film just became a lot more concrete, as relative unknown Haley Bennett has been cast as the female lead, according to Variety.

Blu-Ray & DVD Release Of 'The Tree Of Life' Set For October 11th

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 30, 2011 7:51 AM
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We imagine if you're a reader of this site you've probably already seen Terrence Malick's spiritual and experimental family drama, "The Tree Of Life," starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and on-the-rise newcomer Jessica Chastain -- who is practically invading theaters this year with appearances in "The Help," "The Debt," and later this year, "The Texas Killing Fields" -- but in case you haven't and or just want to own it, the DVD and Blu-Ray combo pack is now scheduled for release on October 11th.

Nicolas Winding Refn Says Ryan Gosling May Appear In Terrence Malick's Next Film

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 25, 2011 12:59 PM
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'Drive' Director Also Says Another Carey Mulligan Collaboration In The WorksIs Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling's upcoming modern adaptation of classic sci-fi "Logan's Run" set to be delayed by a teaming between the latter and renowned auteur Terrence Malick? Apparently so, according to Film School Rejects, who were on hand at a Q&A with the director for his latest effort "Drive."

Sean Penn Has Issues But Recommends 'Tree Of Life'; Malick Says 'Burial' Is "Rushing Toward A Mix"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 1:45 AM
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Ah, selective quoting: it's a great way to stir up a beehive as Richard Brody from the New Yorker did this weekend when he cherry picked a comment Sean Penn made in a recent interview with French paper Le Figaro where he seemingly threw Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" under the bus.

Christian Bale Reteams With Terrence Malick For Another New Mystery Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2011 6:56 AM
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Rooney Mara, Haley Bennet, Clemence Poesy & Mia Wasikowska Vying For Female Lead; Film Will Shoot In Early 2012For much of Terrence Malick's career, his workflow has been defined by single projects taking years at a time to take shape and finish before he moves on to the next one. Now, it seems the guy is making up for lost time. With "The Tree of Life" hitting theaters this spring, the director currently has his untitled film -- aka "The Burial" -- in post-production and is also at some stage of development with his "Voyage of Time" documentary which recently added Emma Thompson as a narrator alongside Brad Pitt. Earlier this year word cropped up that Malick was starting another film, one that would be small in nature that would potentially shoot late summer/early fall. Not much has been heard since, but it looks like that film is now moving full steam ahead with an early 2012 start being eyed.

Terrence Malick's Next Film Inches Forward As Optimum Pick Up U.K. Rights For 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 1:56 AM
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It has been a while since we've heard anything concrete about Terrence Malick's next film, the untitled romantic drama (also known as "The Burial") starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper, Charles Baker and in a small role, Jessica Chastain. Aside from the (curiously way early) first look photo that you see above, not much has been heard about the project other than the fact that it has been described (rather vaguely) as being even more experimental than "The Tree Of Life." Details on the plot have been scarce, and while some bits and pieces leaked last fall, who knows what shape it will take after Malick has finished with it in the editing room. But if this next bit of news sticks, it will mark the first time in the director's career he's had films arrive back-to-back in two years.

The Lost Projects And Unproduced Screenplays Of Terrence Malick

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 12, 2011 5:29 AM
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Perhaps legendary filmmaker Terrence Malick knew this when he worried aloud and said in his last interview in the 1970s, "From this point on. I'm being watched. That could trip me up.” Malick wasn’t referring to detectives -- though cinephiles possibly could have used some in the ‘80s and ‘90s. This was in reference to critics, audiences and studios coming to the realization that after “Badlands” and “Days of Heaven,” Malick was possibly the most important American filmmaker alive.

Terrence Malick Made An Enemy Out Of James Horner & 7 More Things We Learned About 'The New World'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 6, 2011 10:10 AM
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Christopher Plummer Didn't Care For His Ways EitherEven for a filmmaker known as someone who drastically skews perspectives and storytelling methods, obscuring his art while illuminating, Terrence Malick's “The New World” presents an unusual method of telling a familiar core story. With another filmmaker, we might simply get the straightforward tale of John Smith and Pocahontas, Malick sees the beginning of a unique and troubled union, not only between the star-crossed lovers, but between the spirits of two civilizations and their relationships with the land.

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