News Bits: Malick, Roses, Aperture, Jungle

Terrence Malick’s The New World
Criterion has confirmed they are bringing Terrence Malick’s 2005 film “The New World” to the collection and have worked with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki on a new 4K restoration.

The version will be the director’s “preferred 172-minute cut” rather than the 135-minute limited theatrical or 150-minute wide theatrical. Some color grading videos from the disc release have also been posted, check those out below:

No Bed of Roses
Indian star Irrfan Khan (“Jurassic World,” “Life of Pi”) will play the lead role in the Bengali and English language feature “No Bed of Roses” which is being helmed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki.

The story follows members of two families discover the finer fabric of love when the patriarch of a family dies. Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Parno Mitra and Rokeya Prachy also star in the film which begins shooting late March in Bangladesh. [Source: Variety]

Aperture
STX Entertainment and Aardwolf are developing the spy thriller “Aperture” based on Henry Crumpton’s 2013 memoir “The Art of Intelligence.” That book recounts his work as a 24-year veteran of the CIA including time spent heading up all clandestine CIA operations in the United States. Crumpton and Rodney Faraon will produce. [Source: Variety]

The Jungle Book
Disney has posted another TV spot for Jon Favreau’s part CG-animated, part live-action take on Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”. A bit more serious in tone than the more recent trailers, the TV spot comes as tickets for the film have gone on sale.