Magazine article Variety

Distribution Trio Take Malick on 'Voyage'

Magazine article Variety

Distribution Trio Take Malick on 'Voyage'

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IMAX ENTERTAINMENT, Broad Green Pictures and Sophisticated Films and sales agent Wild Bunch have unveiled an unusual U.S. and global distribution plan for Terrence Malick's documentary "Voyage of Time," set to world premiere Tuesday in Venice.

Malick began the film more than 40 years ago, pic examines the evolution of the universe and its future. The Venice competition entry will probably not be a conventional movie, and neither will its distribution plan. Sold internationally by Wild Bunch, "Voyage of Time" will unspool on the Lido in its 35mm, feature-length version, with narration from Cate Blanchett. A second, 40-minute Imax iteration casts Brad Pitt as the narrator.

After Venice, the two versions will prescribe very different distribution roll-outs, said Sophokles Tasioulis, at Berlin-based Sophisticated Films. The Imax version will be released Oct. 7 in the U.S. by Imax and Broad Green Pictures.

The 35mm feature-length "Voyage of Time" will be released internationally, bowing in Australia (eOne) and France (Mars Distribution) in December, then Japan (Gaga) in January. It will be released around the world over the next six months, Tasioulis said, adding that in "a year or so, the distribution routes will flip, with the Imax version rolling out over international and the 35mm feature in the U. …

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