Terrence Malick has directed three films in the past thirty-two years. The New World, due out this fall and starring Colin Farrell as explorer John Smith, makes four; and, according to this story, it looks like he has a fifth in the works. Tree of Life, based on a script by Malick and starring not just Farrell, but also "two major Hollywood stars". The film will be partially shot in India starting in January 2006, for a planned release two years later. What's up with Malick's sudden (relative) prolific streak? And is Colin Farrell, like, his muse? And why would a showboaty star like Farrell be interested in working with Malick, who's notorious for expending about ten times more energy shooting reflections off of puddles than in rehearsing actors?