While it’s been years since the film was announced, the road to being able to finally sit down and see Terrence Malick’s long awaited film, Tree Of Life, has gotten a final date.
According to Box Office Mojo, Tree Of Life is set to hit theaters, thanks to Fox Searchlight, on May 27, 2011.
Now, this more than likely means that the film will be hitting the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for its world premiere, if not a possible run at Sundance, months earlier. Cannes closes just a mere five days before the film hits the public, so that seems like the probable home for the film’s premiere.
Personally, while this date is a bit shocking, particularly when looking at the potential Oscar campaign surrounding the film, I can’t help but imagine that when this film hits, it won’t matter the release date of the film, as it’s going to be far too buzzed about and far too hyped up prior and during its release. The release date is definitely an interesting move by Searchlight, who as good as anyone at pushing a film to the forefront out of what is best described as the world of mid-major film releases.
Tree of Life just made the first half of 2011 far more interesting. How about having this along with Thor next year. Talk about counter-programming.
Source: Box Office Mojo