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Check Out 10 Unused Posters For Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' From A Gallery Of Over 90 Concepts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 5:04 PM
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So here we are in 2014, still awaiting the status of Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups," his untitled music scene movie and the documentary "Voyage Of Time" (and fyi, it looks like the lawsuit around that last one is on its way to a settlement). So let's take this moment to look back, shall we?

Terrence Malick's Countersuit Claims 'Voyage Of Time' Being "Held Hostage" By Financiers

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 24, 2013 9:05 AM
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The intimacy and effortless aesthetic in the films of Terrence Malick can easily persuade the viewer into an alternate reality where just the director, DP, and actors ferry off to some field and capture magic; in actuality, their productions are just like most others — complicated, crowded entities, full of people both understanding and more opposed to Malick's process. The filmmaker's long-gestating documentary, “Voyage of Time,” inspired the latter camp to flare up this past summer, when investment group Seven Seas Partnership sued the filmmaker over breach of contract, but now Malick's side has fired back, with a lengthy rebuttal reversing the blame.

Douglas Trumbull Clarifies Involvement In Terrence Malick's 'Voyage Of Time,' Was Unable To Work On The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2013 10:24 AM
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At the start of the week, news surfaced that Terrence Malick was facing a lawsuit from the investors of his long-developing trio of films, "The Voyage Of Time," over alleged, persistent delays in completing the years in the making project. As with most Malick projects, the exact makeup of the creative team tends to kept under wraps but one of the juicier parts of the reports that circulated noted that "an Academy Award-winning special effects artist" had walked off the film. Legendary FX talent Douglas Trumbull—who won an Academy Scientific and Engineering Award in 1993, worked with Malick on "The Tree Of Life" and was reported previously to be helping on 'Voyage'—has been speculated in some quarters to be that person. But as he revealed to us, he was never really involved in the first place.

'Voyage Of Time' On Voyage Of Trouble As Investors Sue Terrence Malick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2013 5:51 PM
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Is Terrence Malick's "The Voyage Of Time" the cinematic emperor with no clothes? The film has been at least six years in the making, if not longer, with more rumors than fact surrounding its eventual shape (one IMAX documentary or two?) and even when it might actually be released (earlier this year, Malick's longtime editor Billy Weber told us it would be coming in 2014). But it seems the money behind the movie, coming from investment group Seven Seas Partnership, are getting fed up of waiting. THR reports they are suing the filmmaker and his Sycamore Pictures for breach of contract, and they want their $3.3 million back, any intellectual property and lost profits. Their complaint? Malick simply hasn't delivered and "dedicated his energies to four other films in the last five years." And it's easy to see why they're upset.

Editor Billy Weber Says Terrence Malick Working On DVD Director's Cut Of 'Tree Of Life'; 'Voyage Of Time' Coming In 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 11:47 AM
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While Terrence Malick has become somewhat known for cutting people out of his movies (just yesterday we learned Michael Shannon was on the chopping block for "To The Wonder," and we have a whole feature devoted to actors who got snipped), in one case he's going back and putting footage back into a movie. You might remember that two years ago, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki revealed that Malick went back to the 300 plus miles of footage he shot for "The Tree Of Life" with plans for a six hour version of the movie. And while the running time is yet to be determined, and we haven't really heard anything about it since, it does seem that Malick is preparing a longer cut of the movie.

Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Is About the Movie Business; 'Voyage of Time' Still A Ways Off

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2012 11:17 AM
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Terrence Malick's recent burst of creative energy is sort of staggering. After completing just four films in forty-two years, he has dropped two films in two years (2011's "The Tree of Life" and 2012's "To the Wonder"), with "Knight of Cups" wrapping up, "Lawless" about to begin and an ambitious documentary that is still being worked on. Screen Daily talked to Malick's producers, Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda, about his recent endeavors (including "To the Wonder," which just premiered in Venice – our man on the scene loved it) and what's going on with the movie Malick is currently tinkering with (including when we can expect that documentary).

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.

Emma Thompson Signs On As Another Narrator For Terrence Malick's 'Voyage Of Time' Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2011 1:59 AM
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Well, it's been nearly a month since any word out of the world of Terrence Malick, and granted this is just a tiny morsel, but it at least confirms that things are still moving forward.

New Malick Film With Ben Affleck & Rachel McAdams Reportedly More Experimental Than 'Tree Of Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2011 1:57 AM
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Brad Pitt Still Narrating 'Voyage Of Time' But It Has Been Pushed Back For Now2011 is a good time to be a Terrence Malick fan. The notoriously reclusive director doesn't talk to press so for the most part, before this year, getting any info on "The Tree Of Life" or anything else he was working on required patience, digging and a bit of teeth pulling. But with the "The Tree Of Life" beginning its rollout this weekend, the producers of the film are talking to press on his behalf and in addition to chatting about the film are also offering up morsels on some other projects Malick is currently cooking up. As you already know, last year he shot a new untitled film -- referred to as "The Burial" in some cirlces -- starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper and Jessica Chastain. Details have been scarce, and while some bits and pieces leaked last fall, as we guessed, it'll probably be nothing like whatever those scrapings of info suggested.

Terrence Malick Documentary 'Voyage Of Time' Still In The Works; He's Also A Big 'Zoolander' Fan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2011 2:17 AM
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With the Cannes premiere and Palme d'Or win now come and gone and the roll out for "The Tree Of Life" beginning this Friday, the long wait for Terrence Malick's latest is finally over. But that doesn't mean the project isn't without its mysteries. As Malick fans know, at some point in the film's gestation, plans were floated for a companion documentary entitled "Voyage Of Time" that would screen in IMAX.

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