There is no American film director more enigmatic than Terrence Malick. After bursting onto the scene in the ‘70s with instant-classics like Badlands and Days of Heaven, he seemingly disappeared until his return with The Thin Red Line in 1998. Since then, Malick has been putting out work at his own pace, releasing only two other movies between 1998 and 2011: The New World and The Tree of Life.

But now, Malick is working at a breakneck pace by his standards by finishing To The Wonder a mere year after his last release. Now, Coming Soon has confirmed that Magnolia Pictures will distribute To The Wonder just a month after it debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. The movie was met with the typical divisive reactions of most of the director’s other films, but the consensus is that it’s a winner for fans of Malick’s meditative, unique style.

In a press release, Magnolia President, Eamonn Bowles, said, “It is an honor and a dream come true to be working with Terrence Malick, one of our greatest living filmmakers. To the Wonder is a romantic, haunting and beautiful film that will be endlessly rewarding for movie lovers.”

The studio is planning a 2013 release date for the film.

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[via Coming Soon]