Imax Corporation has revealed its latest distribution play via its $50m war chest to finance original film, partnering with Broad Green Pictures to join Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch on Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time.
Broad Green gets the first opportunity to distribute the feature version in North America following an exclusive IMAX release.
Wild Bunch represents international sales on Voyage, in which Malick sets out to chronicle the entirety of time. The auteur is working first in the IMAX format for a 40-minute version that Brad Pitt narrates before shifting his focus to a 35mm feature-length version with narration by Cate Blanchett.
Imax unveiled it’s Original Film Fund last May to co-finance 10 original Imax films.
Broad Green’s Gabriel and Daniel Hammond serve as executive producers with Tanner Beard, Mary Bing, Yves Chevalier, Christos V Konstantakopoulos, Jacques Perrin, Ryan Rettig and Donald Rosenfeld.
The producers are Dede Gardner, Malick regular Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad and Sophisticated Films principal Sophokles Tasioulis.
Wild Bunch commenced sales in Cannes last year and has closed deals with Gaga for Japan, Mars for France, Lumière for Benelux and Edko for Hong Kong.