The fastidious filmmaker is known for taking his time creating his films, so chances are he's not going to elbow Kathryn Bigelow, or whoever else is circling the Taliban pic, out of the way. Then again, someone has definitely lit a fire under this man. Let's recap: He started his career in 1969 with the short Lanton Mills. Badlands was his first feature in 1973, followed by Days of Heaven in 1978, The Thin Red Line in 1998, The New World in 2005, and The Tree of Life coming sometime this year. That's it -- his entire directorial career. Completing a project in four years is considered a big event for the filmmaker, and although Life isn't even out yet, having been delayed to get finished, here he is prepping his next. And, if he does take on the Taliban pic, he'll have two features in the works before his latest hits the screen.
The man is on a roll! And with that cast above, he's sure to whip up something interesting.