It took Terrence Malick nearly 40 years to complete his first documentary feature, Voyage of Time, and now the Toronto International Film Festival has announced the fruits of the legendary filmmaker’s labor will finally have their world premiere — in IMAX form — at the annual event’s 2016 edition.
Billed simply as “the story of our universe” and narrated by Oscar-winning actor and producer Brad Pitt, the 45-minute-long IMAX version of Voyage of Time serves as an ambitious “celebration of life, the history of the universe and its awe-inspiring vastness” as it documents a range of natural, universal occurences from the birth of the galaxies to the emergence of life on Earth.
“We are thrilled that TIFF audiences will be the first to experience the first documentary of this film visionary in glorious IMAX,” TIFF Director and CEO, Piers Handling, said of the film’s IMAX world premiere in a press statement. “It’s an honour to have the World and North American Premieres of the two versions of Malick’s magnum opus, one of the most remarkable cinematic experiences of the year.”
The cosmic odyssey will be released in two formats; A longer, 90-minute version of the film (narrated by Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett) will also have its North American debut as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. The IMAX installment hits theaters Oct. 7.
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First trailer for Allied is out, along with 2 HQ Stills. The movie opens on November 23rd, 2016.
ALLIED is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
The first image from Allied has been released by People Magazine:
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are going back in time – and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look!
The stars play undercover allies who begin to develop a romantic relationship as they plan a high-profile assassination. Pitt plays a British intelligence officer sent to Casablanca on the mission while Cotillard plays a French Resistance fighter who poses as his wife.
And their chemistry was instant.
“Brad and Marion immediately had the utmost respect for each other, so once they delved into their characters, their chemistry was electric,” the producer of the film, Graham King, tells PEOPLE.
The actors spent time together before filming started in order to hone their performances.
“It was crucial for Brad and Marion to not only begin rehearsing together before the shoot, but they also spent a lot of time developing their characters with the director, Robert Zemeckis,” King says about the lead-up to filming. “By the time we got to set, it was really amazing to see these characters already feel lived in and real.”
Set in 1942, the movie is inspired by real wartime stories heard by screenwriter Steve Knight. It was his script that drew Pitt and Cotillard to the film.
“Everyone was immediately drawn to the project by Steve Knight’s wonderful script,” the producer says. “He is an incredible storyteller and wrote a beautiful love story that examines trust and loyalty.”
Allied – which also stars Lizzy Caplan and Downton Abbey actor Matthew Goode – hits theaters Nov. 23.
Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment company and streaming video service Netflix have joined as backers of Korean monster movie “Okja.” Netflix is investing, Plan B is co-producing.
The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho who previously broke new ground with futuristic “Snowpiercer,” a Korean-made English-language picture with a stellar cast of British, American and Korean actors.
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald have now confirmed their appearances in “Okja.”
The film is one of the first feature movies in Asia to be backed by Netflix, which is in the process of rolling out services across the vast region. (It has previously financed the Weinstein Company-produced TV series “Marco Polo” which was shot in Malaysia and is backing “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2”.) Netflix is expected to launch in South Korea in 2016.
“It really is a fantastic opportunity for me as a film maker,” said Bong in a statement. “For ‘Okja,’ I needed a bigger budget than I had for ‘Snowpiercer’ and also complete creative freedom. Netflix offered me the two conditions that are difficult to have in hand simultaneously,” he said. “Snowpiercer” was reportedly made on a budget of $40 million.
“Also, Plan B Entertainment has also produced bold and daring films. I expect the adventurousness of Plan B to blend with ‘Okja’,” said Bong.
The film has been billed as starring a monster named Okja, but Bong said that the beast is not that beastly. “It is a bulky animal, but with a mild and kind spirit. The film is about a warm friendship between a country girl and a brute with stories,” he said. “To me, the crazy world surrounding Okja and the girl looks more like a monster. I want to depict the two characters’ bizarre journey and adventure across the tough world in an original fashion”
“Okja” is currently in pre-production ahead of a shoot that will begin in April next year and span locations in Korea and the U.S. Theatrical release is expected in the first half of 2017.
The Trailer for The Big Short is out, with a release set for December 25th.
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.
Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei and Finn Wittrock