Terrence Malick to Shoot World War II Drama ‘Radegund’
When it comes to both longevity and infrequency of output, few directors can match Terrence Malick. The American filmmaker has been directing films since 1969 and has only just broken into double digits, with two films still in the final stages of production. That being said, Malick may be getting faster with age. With the news that Malick has a new film in the works, this will mean that Malick has finished more movies in the last five years than he did in his first 40.
Earlier this week, several German outlets (via The Film Stage) reported that director Terrence Malick had secured funding for Radegund, a World War II film following Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter. Jägerstätter was put to death for his refusal to fight and later named as a saint in the Catholic Church. Inglourious Basterds star August Diehl is reportedly set to play the lead role with actress Valerie Pachner also attached.
A new Terrence Malick movie is great news for cinephiles everywhere, but with very few details available, it is hard to say what the timeline for the film will be. Malick’s most recent project, Voyage of Time, has been in development since the 1970s, so it may be a very, very long time before Malick releases Radegund for the rest of the world. Either way, with little more than the barest sketches of a plot to go by, you can be sure that die-hard cinema fans are already counting down the days until Radegund is released.