Broad Green Pictures and IMAX are joining Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch to wrap up financing on Terrence Malick’s 30-years-in-the-making “Voyage of Time,” a cinematic celebration of Earth and time from the dawn of the universe to its eventual demise.
Back in 2014, Cannes buyers were treated to first images from the hotly awaited film, which Broad Green will have the first opportunity to distribute in North America following the exclusive IMAX release. Per Wild Bunch, “Voyage” “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.”
Malick is working first in the IMAX format for a 40-minute version with scientific narration by Brad Pitt, whose Plan B produces, followed by a 35mm feature-length version narrated by Cate Blanchett, who stars in Malick’s upcoming Berlinale premiere “Knight of Cups.”
The film came together with the involvement of leading natural history cinematographers who used IMAX cameras to capture the images. Wild Bunch has said that “Voyage of Time” is the mysterious director’s “most ambitious film to date.” And the film is the first recipient of financing from IMAX’s newly christened Original Film Fund, a $50-plus million co-financing effort to support 10 original IMAX films.
Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures are executive-producing “Voyage of Time” along with Tanner Beard, Mary Bing, Yves Chevalier, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Jacques Perrin, Ryan Rettig, and Donald Rosenfeld. Dede Gardner, Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad and Sophokles Tasioulis are producing.
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