Two New Terrence Malick Films on the Way

The filmmaker notorious for his meticulous and slow-moving filmography now has four movies in the making, with two recently announced titles both starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett. Tree of Life director Terrence Malick is currently working on IMAX documentary Voyage of Time — which will undoubtedly be some major cosmic eye candy — and a project called The Burial (for now, anyway) with Javier Bardem amongst other topliners. Now, the Thin Red Line director is setting his sights on Lawless and Knight of Cups, both featuring a stellar cast.

Lawless will star Bale and Blanchett, along with Ryan Gosling, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara, and newbie Haley Bennett (Marley & Me). Knight of Cups has Bale and Blanchett, plus Isabel Lucas from Tarsem Singh’s upcoming Immortals. No plot details have been released, but both projects will shoot back-to-back in 2012. Pretty amazing for a man who only made four films in 32 years before Tree of Life arrived in theaters, as EW points out. Malick fans: mind blown?