Berlin: Broad Green and Imax Back Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time'

Malick's 'Knight of Cups' premieres in Berlin Feb. 8

Sophisticated Films are producing and Wild Bunch are selling the documentary from the 'Tree of Life' director.

Broad Green Pictures and Imax Corporation have come on board to complete financing of Voyage of Time, the nature documentary Tree of Life director Terrence Malick has been working on for the past 30 years.

Broad Green, the entity behind financial drama 99 Homes and the upcoming thriller Green Room, is back-stopping Voyage of Time, meaning they have the option of releasing the film themselves in North American after an exclusive Imax release of the title. Broad Green recently closed a deal in Sundance, for a reported high seven figures, to take U.S. rights to the Robert Redford-Nick Nolte drama A Walk in the Woods.

Sophokles Tasioulis of Berlin-based Sophisticated Films is producing Voyage of Time together with The Tree of Life production team, including Brad Pitt, Grant Hill, Dede Gardner, Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Bill Pohlad. Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures are executive-producing along with Tanner Beard, Mary Bing, Yves Chevalier, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Jacques Perrin, Ryan Rettig, and Donald Rosenfeld.

Pitt will also narrate a 40 minute Imax version of the film. Cate Blanchett will narrate a separate, 35 mm feature length version of Voyage of Time.

The film is described as a celebration of the universe, from its beginning to its final collapse. Blanchett co-stars in Malick's latest drama, Knight of Cups, alongside Christian Bale and Natalie Portman. Knight of Cups will have its world premiere in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 8.

Voyage of Time will be the first film backed by financing from Imax's $50 million original film fund. The fund, which Imax announced last May, plans to co-finance a portfolio of 10 original Imax documentaries.

"To be able to launch our Film Fund portfolio with Malick and his imaginative style of filmmaking is capturing lightning in a bottle,” said Greg Foster, senior executive vp Imax Corp. and CEO of Imax Entertainment. "(Malick) has literally been designing and making this movie with large-format cameras for over 30 years."

France's Wild Bunch picked up world sales right for the film in Cannes last year and has pre-sold the project to multiple territories, including France (Mars), Japan (Gaga), Benelux (Lumiere) and Hong Kong (Edko).

 

 

 

Broad Green Pictures and Imax Corporation have come on board to complete financing of Voyage of Time, the nature documentary Tree of Life director Terrence Malick has been working on for the past 30 years.

Broad Green, the entity behind financial drama 99 Homes and the upcoming thriller Green Room, is back-stopping Voyage of Time, meaning they have the option of releasing the film themselves in North American after an exclusive Imax release of the title. Broad Green recently closed a deal in Sundance, for a reported high seven figures, to take U.S. rights to the Robert Redford-Nick Nolte drama A Walk in the Woods.

Sophokles Tasioulis of Berlin-based Sophisticated Films is producing Voyage of Time together with The Tree of Life production team, including Brad Pitt, Grant Hill, Dede Gardner, Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Bill Pohlad. Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures are executive-producing along with Tanner Beard, Mary Bing, Yves Chevalier, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Jacques Perrin, Ryan Rettig, and Donald Rosenfeld.

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Pitt will also narrate a 40 minute Imax version of the film. Cate Blanchett will narrate a separate, 35 mm feature length version of Voyage of Time.

The film is described as a celebration of the universe, from its beginning to its final collapse. Blanchett co-stars in Malick's latest drama, Knight of Cups, alongside Christian Bale and Natalie Portman. Knight of Cups will have its world premiere in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 8.

Voyage of Time will be the first film backed by financing from Imax's $50 million original film fund. The fund, which Imax announced last May, plans to co-finance a portfolio of 10 original Imax documentaries.

"To be able to launch our Film Fund portfolio with Malick and his imaginative style of filmmaking is capturing lightning in a bottle,” said Greg Foster, senior executive vp Imax Corp. and CEO of Imax Entertainment. "(Malick) has literally been designing and making this movie with large-format cameras for over 30 years."

France's Wild Bunch picked up world sales right for the film in Cannes last year and has pre-sold the project to multiple territories, including France (Mars), Japan (Gaga), Benelux (Lumiere) and Hong Kong (Edko).

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