Genre: ADVENTURE / DRAMA
Release Dates: NOVEMBER 9, 2005
Taglines: Once discovered, it was changed forever.
Production Company: Sunflower Productions / Sarah Green Films / First Foot Films / The Virginia Company
The New World is an epic adventure set amid the encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown Settlement in 1607. Inspired by the legend of John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Pocahontas, acclaimed filmmaker Terrence Malick transforms this classic story into a sweeping exploration of love, loss and discovery, both a celebration and an elegy of the America that was…and the America that was yet to come. Against a historically accurate Virginia backdrop, Malick has set a dramatized tale of two strong-willed characters-a passionate and noble young native woman and an ambitious soldier of fortune-torn between the undeniable requirements of their civic duty and the inescapable demands of the human heart. The film features an accomplished cast that includes Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, Yorick van Wageningen and newcomer Q’orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas. Behind the camera is an all-star production team that includes director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Sleepy Hollow), production designer Jack Fisk (Mulholland Drive, The Thin Red Line), costume designer Jacqueline West (Quills, Rising Sun) and film editor Richard Chew (Star Wars, Shanghai Noon).
Crew: Terrence Malick (writer, producer and director); Sarah Green (producer); Ivan Bess (associate producer); Peter La Terriere (co-producer); Toby Emmerich, Trish Hofmann, Bill Mechanic, Rolf Mittweg and Mark Ordesky (executive producers)
Cast: Arturo Tointigh Adrian as Core warrior/guide, Jason Aaron Baca as Parker, Christian Bale as John Rolfe, Irene Bedard, Yuriy Cherepnya as Zone 1 Warrior, Greg Cooper as Boatman, Colin Cox as Sailor, Martin Nigel Davey as London Gentleman, Colin Farrell as John Smith, John Ghaly as British Soldier, Michael Greyeyes as Rupwew, Jamie Harris as Emery, Joe Inscoe as Ackley, Henry Jaderlund as Leaf Garlanded Man/Warrior, Q’Orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas, Eddie Marsan as Edward, Ben Mendelsohn as Ben, Anthony Parker as Core Warrior, Christopher Plummer as Captain Christopher Newport, Kalani Queypo as Parahunt, Roger Rees, Cory Rodriguez as Core Warrior, Myrton Running Wolf as Tockwhogh, Lawrence Santiago as Core Warrior, August Schellenberg as Powhatan, Wes Studi as Opechancanough, Gary Sundown as Messenger, Noah Taylor as Selway, David Thewlis as Captain Edward Wingfield, Raoul Trujillo as Tomocomo, Jeremy Wade as Jeremy, Yorick van Wageningen as Captain Argall and Will Wallace as William Sentry
Studio: New Line Cinema
Film Fetish trivia:
Producer Toby Emmerich is the brother of Noah Emmerich, an actor who has appeared in the films Cellular and Windtalkers.