Terrence Malick is no longer the cinematic equivalent of Halley’s comet. But even though the elusive filmmaker has shot three films in the last few odd years or so, none of them have come out theatrically, yet. The first is actually 100% done and in the can. It’s the filmmaker’s expressionistic drama about the emptiness of success in Hollywood, “Knight Of Cups” which premiered earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival (read our review). Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman, along with many other notable appearances, the reception was somewhat mixed. That however, didn’t stop distributor Broad Green Pictures from snapping up the movie rights for ‘Cups’ plus two more in-the-can Malick films.
The second project, once going by the loose title of “Weightless” (though that won’t be its final title), is a relationship love triangle film set in Austin, Texas and its music scene. It stars Christian Bale, Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, and Michael Fassbender along with more potential cameos. While that film shot in 2013, it still hasn’t surfaced and it doesn’t seem likely that it will be appearing at any of the fall film festivals either.
The third project is a documentary that Malick has been working on for quite awhile. Titled “Voyage Of Time,” and reportedly akin to a NOVA or Discovery Channel movie about the creation of the universe in IMAX, with narrations by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Since this has been under wraps for several years, it’s unsure what it will eventually turn into, or if their contributions remain.
You won’t get a chance to see a new Malick movie until next year; Broad Green is releasing the movie in March 2016. Considering there’s no Malick on the horizon in Venice, Toronto or Telluride, Malick and Broad Green could repeat this pattern for a few years: you’ll see a movie theatrically every year, but a new one will probably pop-up along the festival circuit too. In the meantime, check out a new international poster for “Knight Of Cups” below. [via The Film Stage]