– Balaji Thangapandian (BT) | Film Theorist
The filmmaker who is known for spending indefinite time on his films, famously known as ‘Kubrickan’ (Stanley Kubrick) way of filmmaking, has reportedly completed the film about beginning of universe, time, lives, and extinction, after 40 decades of making.
The erstwhile professor of philosophy at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and critically acclaimed filmmaker, Terrence Malick, whose films are predominantly of existential and metaphysical in nature, (The Thin Red Line, 1988 | The New World, 2005 | The Tree of Life 2011, some of his major works) has explored the origins of cosmos, in his first foray into documentary, ‘ Voyage Of Time’.
Terrence Malick has been in filmmaking spree, since ‘The Tree of Life’ in 2011, followed by ‘To The Wonder’ (2012), ‘Knight of Cups’ (2015), ‘Weightless’ (2016), and a World War II drama, Brad Pitt in Radegund (tentative, official title not confirmed), after hiatus of 6 years.
‘Voyage of Time’ is to be released in two formats. An exclusive 40 minute documentary IMAX version, ‘ Voyage of Time: The IMAX experience’,narrated by Brad Pitt, which is likely to be released on 7th of October 2016. The 90 minute feature format, to be narrated by Cate Blanchett, and released later.
Official Synopsis of Voyage of Time from IMAX:
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close-and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world … and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema’s most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time has been nearly four decades in the making and represents the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary storytelling. The film’s panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed — from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse life-forms on planet earth, including humankind — in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. This is a cosmic experience — a hymn to the glories of nature, life and scientific discovery — in which all the elements come together to form Malick’s most original film to date.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, a 40-minute, giant-screen adventure narrated by Brad Pitt, which immerses audiences directly into the story of the universe and life itself, will be shown exclusively in IMAX® theatres.
More than anything else, cosmos intrigues me. Legendary filmmaker Terrence Malick’s odyssey into spacetime ‘ Voyage of Time’ is likely to induce us in asking questions of universe, that we don’t even know how to ask now!
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