I haven’t had a news post in a while but this is pretty exciting!! Count me as one of Terrence Malick’s admirer. I’ve only seen three of his films, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line and The New World, and I quite like his style. Yes his movies are s-l-o-w and they can be quite polarizing. I know my hubby isn’t too crazy about his films though as a photographer, he does admire Malick’s visual flair and his films do have amazing cinematography.
Now, everyone who knows who Malick is know he can’t be described as a prolific auteur, but hey, perhaps that’s about to change?? After Tree of Life (which I’m hoping to see soon), he seems to be in overdrive as he’s now reportedly working on not one but TWO projects in the works! These are in addition to the two already listed on IMDb, the untitled romance drama with Ben Affleck & Rachel McAdams and Voyage of Time with Brad Pitt.
Added 11/2 – Still no title for the romance drama, but Cinema Blend reported this plot:
Shot in Paris and Oklahoma, the movie– at one point called The Burial– stars Affleck as a man who engages in an affair on a trip to Paris with an exotic European woman, played naturally by the exotic Russian Olga Kurylenko. He returns home to Oklahoma married to the European, partly for green card reasons, but also kicks up an affair with a local girl, played by Rachel McAdams. Javier Bardem plays a priest, and the script promises both a happier ending than The Tree of Life and more of Malick’s trademark visual beauty.
So that means we could see like five Malick films within a few years?? That’s quite a change from twenty-years in between films that he made his fans wait after Days of Heaven!
I’m just so thrilled at the cast he’s assembled for his new films!
According to Variety, “both pics are currently in pre-production and will shoot back-to-back in 2012. Details of the two plots are being kept under wraps but both titles will be separate narratives.” Hollywood’s ‘it boy’ Ryan Gosling is set to star along with two of my faves Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett, woo hoo!! Rooney Mara (who was great in The Social Network) has also joined the cast. She’ll soon be seen in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
I was wondering which project Bale should do next, well I’m glad he went with this one! Oh and Blanchett in a Terrence Malick movie would be awesome!! Deadline said Gosling is the star and Bale/Blanchett would be the supporting cast. Apparently Bale was spotted at Austin City Limits Festival back in September filming a ‘mystery’ movie w/ Malick, so now we know which movie that is.
On Rama Screen, you could see some pics and clips of the set, including one below that shows Bale on stage watching the band:
Knight of Cups
This one will also star Christian Bale in the lead role, and Blanchett and fellow Australian Isabel Lucas in supporting roles. I’ve never seen Isabel in anything yet but she’ll be in Immortals coming up on 11-11-11. There’s no other info on this one other than the same producers for The Tree of Life and The New World will work with Malick again here.
As soon as I learn about the plot, etc. I will update this post but so far I’m quite excited by this mega news from Malick. It’s interesting to see him casting both the same two actors in two separate movies (sounds like these two are unrelated?), but hey, I love both actors so I’m certainly NOT complaining! This definitely makes up for the fact that Bale was replaced by Affleck in the romance drama, but I hope there is some kind of romantic tale in either one of these films. I’d love to see Bale + Blanchett as a couple!
What do you think of this news, folks?? Share your thoughts in the comments!