When Terrence Malick’s long-anticipated space documentary Voyage of Time lands later this year, it’ll arrive in two SKUs; the first of which is The IMAX Experience, a truncated 45-minute version to be narrated by Brad Pitt. Those on the hunt for a more comprehensive experience need look no further than Life’s Journey, the feature-length cut of Malick’s space opus that will feature the dulcet tones of Cate Blanchett.
Brought to life in stunning fashion by VFX steward Dan Glass, who previously collaborated with the filmmaker on The Tree Of Life, Malick is aiming big with Voyage of Time – so big, in fact, that his first documentary is set to chronicle the formative years of the universe and life within it.
“Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey is an exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity’s place in the future. Humming with the energy of nature itself, the film melds innovative special effects with awe-inspiring footage from around the globe, in search of what lasts, what endures, through time’s changing scenes.”
It’s been a decade in the making, but finally – finally – Terrence Malick’s space opus is nearing its curtain call. On course for a world premiere at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival, Voyage of Time is expected to bow in theaters on October 7.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close-and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world … and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema’s most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time has been nearly four decades in the making and represents the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary storytelling. The film’s panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed — from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse life-forms on planet earth, including humankind — in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. This is a cosmic experience — a hymn to the glories of nature, life and scientific discovery — in which all the elements come together to form Malick’s most original film to date.