Yes, that the word according to the aforementioned fanboy site, 'Tree Of Life' has expanded (always was?) into two separate pictures.
Apparently one will be the regular "Tree of Life" drama which they call, "massive" and then they'll be an IMAX-only half "depicting the birth and death of the universe."
Sounds like Malick's ponderous and navel gazing tendencies will finally get their own movie.
"It's important to note that these films are not narratively connected; to the best of my knowledge, they're thematically complementary pieces," write AICN. So what's the special effects wizard Trumbull doing? Working on those dinosaurs that will hopefully only appear in the panoramic IMAX version. Well that would make sense now would it? Cinephiles just brought the yellow alert down to a basic calm, blue. Brad Pitt and Sean Penn (hopefully) won't be running around with dinosaurs in a Terrence Malick movie. Whew!
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Terrence Malick's new film Tree of Life will involve IMAX, dinosaurs, and Sean Penn. No word on who gets top billing. (Playlist)