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Terrence Malick is Working on a Third Film for 2010?

Must. Remain. Calm. So I can type this properly.

It began with a report from Nikki Finke. It continued with a /film report: Terrence Malick is working on another movie.

Well, what’s this? Does Terrence Malick have yet another film in the works? According to Nikki Finke he does. She’s reporting that the reclusive, methodical filmmaker is prepping “an as yet untitled love story” for which he’s written a script. Claim is that he’s got Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Olga Kurylenko and Rachel McAdams on board to appear in the movie.

Nikki Finke’s rather breathless report (she says “he’s written and directed” the film) is light on details beyond the basics. But when we’re talking about a new Malick film the basics are all we’re likely to get for a while. I’d expect some trade confirmation of this to be coming down right quick. At least, that’s how I’m interpreting Finke’s rush to post. She says the plan is to shoot the film later this year.

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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