Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Excuse me, as I'm still trying to re-attach my face.

Per scooper Beaks over at www.aintitcool.com :

"Visual f/x legend Douglas Trumbull is working on THE TREE OF LIFE. In what capacity? Is he assisting Mike Fink on the dinosaur footage? I don't know just yet. But he has been seen knocking around Austin with Malick's crew, and I can confirm that he has been shooting footage of some sort fairly recently. Personally, I hope he's involved with the NASA-shot sequences that will allegedly be included in the IMAX movie. And when I say "IMAX movie", I mean a whole second movie. That's right, we'll be getting two new Malick movies in the next year or so: the first is THE TREE OF LIFE (which one source tells me is "massive"); the other will be an "IMAX-only" feature depicting the birth and death of the universe. It's important to note that these films are not narratively connected; to the best of my knowledge, they're thematically complementary pieces. Hopefully, I'll be able to elaborate on this by the end of the week (though I'd kinda like to stay a little vague on the details if only to preserve the air of mystery that's surrounding this production). But Douglas Trumbull, the visual f/x pioneer who collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on 2001 and Steven Spielberg on CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, will be receiving his first feature credit since Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER directing BRAINSTORM. On a Terrence Malick film. It doesn't get any cooler than that, folks!"

The mind races when thinking about all of these possibilities...


Wayne said...

Wha??? Having a hard time processing this wealth of info!

Breedlove said...


haven't been online in a couple of days...tree of life has fucking dinosaurs in it?

Actionman said...

I'm still scaping up what's left of my face from the soggy floor beneath me.

Yes...apparently...Tree of Life is a time-spanning epic, with a trip to prehistoric times.

Joel said...

Hey, with Malick at the helm, this could be a masterpiece. Hopefully.