The trailer for Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time documentary for IMAX is out and brings up a question: could he win an Oscar next year for Documentary Short Subject? Generally, an IMAX film like this wouldn’t receive much Oscar attention. This category is largely populated with political and social commentary films but with the Oscar-nominated Malick being the director the profile of the film is much greater and it would certainly be eligible.
Voyage of Time is set for an October 7th release in a 40-minute version for IMAX that is narrated by Brad Pitt (whose Plan B also co-produced). A full-length (90-minute) film is set for a later date and will be narrated by Cate Blanchett and released theatrically by Broad Green Pictures.
The synopsis of the film:
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]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.[/box]