Director: Terrence Malick
Cinematographer: Jorg Widmer
Release Date: TBD (I’ve heard the year 2022 menntioned)
Locations: Italy, Iceland
Geza Rohrig .. Jesus
Matthias Schoenaerts … St. Peter
Aidan Turner .. St. Andrew
Mark Rylance .. 4 interpretations of Satan
Joseph Fiennes .. “the director”
Douglas Booth .. “the writer”
Lorenzo Gioielli… “the producer”
Emilio De Marchi
About the film :
“The film will reportedly convey passages “in the life of Christ” through representing evangelical parables”
“the film is about humanity, starting from the Big Bang to the Apocalypse.”
Filming news:*some of these are google translations, so bear with me!*
11 Oct 2019- Note from Italian Travel Twitter –
Terrence Malick chose Puglia as a location to shoot the next scenes of his latest work, The last planet. Therefore, in these days there is great excitement in the streets of Ginosa, the town that will host the international cast of the film – where the name stands out
11 October 2019 – Terrence Malick has chosen Puglia as a location to shoot the next scenes of his latest work, The last planet. Therefore, in these days there is great excitement in the streets of Ginosa, the town that will host the international cast of the film – where the name of Oscar-winning Mark Rylance stands out, who will play the part of Satan.
Apparently, the evocative view offered by the Ginosa ravine has kidnapped the director and convinced him to move the movie set here, after a long tour to Italy. And once again Puglia is reconfirmed as the perfect location for films with an international flavor.
As the local media report, the country is already ready for production. Thursday 10 October, to allow the preparation of the set, via Belledonne will be closed to traffic. This is one of the main streets of the historic center, from which a small street unravels that allows access to the ravine of Rivolta, where the scenes of the film will be shot.
Here time seems to have stopped: the landscape offers incredible glimpses, where nature is the master. The long canyon that extends for about 10 km, born from the erosion of millennia of meteoric waters that have been there, is punctuated here and there by cave dwellings, inhabited until the times of the Middle Ages, and by rock churches dug into the rock.
It is not difficult to understand why this natural show has conquered Terrence Malick, enough to convince him after only one glance to bring his troupe here to shoot some shots of The last planet. The film returns to talk about spirituality, after the great successes of The tree of life, which won the Palma d’Oro at Cannes in 2011, and the recent La hidden life – Hidden life, presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.
For the shooting of The last planet, Terrence Malick opted for various Italian locations. The first shots were shot in Anzio, at the Tor Caldara nature reserve. Then the production moved to Iceland, to return immediately afterwards to our country. In recent weeks, the film has touched on some of the most beautiful places in southern Italy, such as Matera and Gravina di Puglia. Now everything is ready for his arrival in Ginosa, where Malick himself – as opposed to what happened in other locations – will be present to shoot the footage.
Photos: Ginosa, Puglia, Italy
June 2019: Filming was near Anzio, south of Rome, notably in the nature reserve of Tor Caldara.
27 Sept 2019 -Note from Italian fan Anna Landi “I read that the shooting of the movie The last planet in Matera will begin the second week of October. I am excited that Malick has chosen their city. At Anzio they shot at the beginning of September, perhaps Aidan was not there”
Behind the Scenes – Set Photos