Empire magazine has a few updates about Terrence Malick’s latest movie. What it’s about is unclear, but it seems that it might be a combination of “Q,” a project Malick was developing in the late 1970s with a prologue set in pre-historic times. According to Wikipedia, the Malick project “Tree of Life,” is about a man in the 1950s dealing with a difficult childhood.
Now, here’s what Empire’s reporting. They’re quoting Mike Fink, the Oscar-winning F/X supervisor:
“We’re just starting work on a project for Terrence Malick, animating dinosaurs. The film is “The Tree of Life,” starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. It’ll be showing in IMAX, so the dinosaurs will actually be life size- and the shots of the creatures will be long and lingering.”
Did Malick combine the two projects? Did he steal the title of one for another? No matter what the actual film turns out to be, I know I’ll be there to see it. I love Malick’s work and this sounds incredible. -Sam