In an 8.18 Indiewire dispatch, columnist Todd McCarthy, who’s serving on the New York Film Festival selection committee, writes that “it now seems clear” that Terrence Malick‘s endlessly delayed The Tree of Life “will not be opening this year. I can’t prove it, of course, and he’s supposedly set to start shooting a new film in Oklahoma in October, but I’m convinced we won’t be seeing The Tree of Life until, at the earliest, the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Or perhaps it could turn up at the New York Film Festival a year from now.” What?