LA Times Untitled Terrence Malick Article

Another article was released by LA Times about ‘What’s next for Terrence Malick after Tree of Life’. His latest movie (Tree of Life) premiered at Cannes and was released (limited) this weekend in the US. We already reported it was reported the movie will be more experimental then Tree of Life, but the new article has some new bits.

It looks like the movie is officially wrapped (for now, because with Terrence Malick you never know). We really look forward to this movie, it sounds like an interesting movie so far! According to the article Terrence Malick is expecting to finish the editing this summer since he wants to shoot a new project by then, if so we can expect a 2012 release which was questioned by a lot of reporters. In February of this year we already got the first look because a production still of Rachel and Ben Alleck was released.

Malick has finished shooting his new film, a drama once titled “Burial” and now without a title. Starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko, its contents have been shrouded in mystery, as is typical fora Malick project.

What is known: It’s a love story, and it uses some of the same radical slice-of-life production techniques used on “Tree.” One person who worked on the film described it as even more experimental, in fact. It’s also the first film Malick has made that’s not in period, which should make for a switch for viewers used to his visions of throwback America.

There’s no U.S. distributor yet for the Affleck movie, but one person who saw a few minutes that are being shown to foreign buyers said that the meditativeness for which Malick is known is there in spades. There was no discernible story or a voice-over in the footage, but shots of Affleck and McAdams in Malick’s trademark man-in-nature style.

Of course, given the gaps between Malick’s movies, the big question is when the 67-year-old’s new project will reach theaters. There were at least two sets of reshoots that had the actors flying back to a Paris location after the production was complete, suggesting an elaborate, Malickian level of tinkering.

But compared with “Tree,” whose haul of effects bogged down the production, Malick’s sixth project has considerably fewer visual arabesques. And Malick himself may have offered the biggest clue as to when his new movie might be ready: He has told members of his production team to keep the summer and fall open for a possible shoot of yet another film –- which means he expects to be finished with this one in a matter of months.

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