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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #75 on: February 25, 2004, 02:48:35 AM »
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I think it is wrong to characterize Thin Red Line as a "go-nowhere, meandering" film.  It certainly goes somewhere -- the idyllic natural setting is despoiled by war.  Some of the soldiers die -- death is certainly the most dramatic character change of all.  One of the soldiers gets a "Dear John" letter from his wife -- if that ain't a dramatic arc, what is?  Nick Nolte's character comes to the realization that he is too ruthless, and allows a break for water to brought to the front lines.  All of the characters are changed, maybe even stained, by the madness of war.

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #76 on: March 08, 2004, 11:11:18 AM »
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Malick & Farrel Enter The New World
Source: Variety

Terrence Malick has abruptly walked off the biopic of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and instead committed to direct The New World, a New Line drama about Pocahontas and the cultural collision of European explorers and Native American tribes.

Colin Farrell has committed to play the explorer John Smith in the project, which has set a July production start date in Virginia, says Variety. The film will cost just north of $30 million, with New Line retaining world rights.

Malick will shelve Che, a film that was mobilizing for a July start in Bolivia with Benicio Del Toro set as the title character and Franka Potente, Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt and Ryan Gosling ready to play his lieutenants.

Malick, who co-wrote the Che script with Del Toro and Ben Vanderveen, has told the film's producers and financiers that he intends to return and direct the film in July 2005.
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #77 on: March 08, 2004, 11:15:22 AM »
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #78 on: March 08, 2004, 11:17:31 AM »
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Let's hope Malick dumps this new project as well, and gets on to something, well, more interesting to me.
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #79 on: March 08, 2004, 11:19:39 AM »
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #80 on: March 08, 2004, 11:20:33 AM »
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Malick has abruptly walked off the biopic of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and instead committed to direct The New World, a New Line drama about Pocahontas and the cultural collision of European explorers and Native American tribes.

Colin Farrell has committed to play the explorer John Smith in the project.

Prime example of what happens when the wife gets in the way.  :roll:

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #81 on: March 08, 2004, 11:20:35 AM »
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i will be happy as long as it has a big ugly mexican in it as well

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #82 on: March 08, 2004, 11:31:29 AM »
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I see J. Lo as Pocahontas.  

In my opinion, I don't care what script Malick picks, he will put his imprint upon it.  There have already been movies about Che, this new project burrows into fertile, rarely trod-upon ground.
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #83 on: March 08, 2004, 06:46:53 PM »
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Bummer. I was really looking forward to Che. I wish Colin Farrels 15 minutes were up.
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #84 on: March 08, 2004, 10:35:45 PM »
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2004, 11:09:18 PM »
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #86 on: March 09, 2004, 06:18:51 PM »
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"Che" Still Causing Trouble
 
Che Guevara is causing yet another furor albeit long after the Cuban revolutionary's real life struggles. A small storm is brewing amongst distributors and Wild Bunch Productions due to Director Terrence Malick's sudden pullout of the bio pic that was scheduled to get underway in July.

The basic situation according to Variety, is that Wild Bunch raised $15 million in pre-sales from distributors around the world for "Che" at the American Film Market. Wild Bunch head Vincent Maraval says "At AFM, Malick met and talked to independent distributors about 'Che,' and for many of them, it was the only film they bought at the market. Malick with Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara was everyone's dream film. This is a catastrophe for them".

With Malick's departure, it has caused all sorts of problems for the company, so much so that lawsuits are likely to be launched soon. Maraval is understandbly not happy about the situation - "When everything came together, I think he [Malick] got cold feet at the prospect of going to the Bolivian jungle and actually shooting it. But he has a written and moral commitment to make the film. It is totally irresponsible to pull out now...We may take out an injunction - which will prevent him from making any other film until the matter is settled...We will also be seeking damages. In terms of our image, this is catastrophic. Our reputation is founded on our reliability. and we've never failed to deliver a film before".

Malick left the project on Friday saying that he had committed to helm New Line's drama about the Pocohantas legend "The New World". That film is scheduled to begin shooting in Virginia in July, and would star Irish bad boy Colin Farrell as the famed explorer John Smith.
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #87 on: March 09, 2004, 10:19:38 PM »
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......damn, i was just thinking.....which doesn't happen often ---but for a guy..(Malick) who  directed only three films......which are mores critical arthouse kind of films IMO ......but its neat to see the studio get so distraught over losing a director whose doesn't bring the boxoffice $$$$$$......it makes me believd that its all about the art rather than the $$$$ in most cases...and as for his poco-biopic ......it should be the sh*t .....b/c everything this guy touiches its gold man......and his films get better and better..........as he goes along...

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #88 on: March 09, 2004, 10:33:52 PM »
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Well...there IS another film about Che that's going to be released shortly with Gael Garcia Bernal. Perhaps that influenced his decision. Remember, last time he went head to head with Saving Private Ryan.

And all things considered, they're both films that are epics, based in beautiful natural settings, with culture clashes, politics, history, all mixed in...
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #89 on: March 09, 2004, 10:36:38 PM »
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Yeah i've heard about the other che movie. Called Motorcycle Diaries or something. Maybe it will be kind of like the unauthorized prequel to Malicks Che. Movie.
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