Terrence Malick has been writing and directing movies since the late 1960's and he only has twelve directing credits and seventeen for writing. He's a man that likes to take his time so the fact that we're getting a new movie called Weightless from him next year is exciting. We don't know anything about the movie but in a profile of Michael Fassbender we do get a new hint. All we know is that it involved the relationships within the Austin music scene and the extensive cast. The The Playlist described it as the following:
[Fassbender] plays a "Lucifer"-like character in the film, and that he shares scenes with punk legends Iggy Pop and John Lydon (of the Sex Pistols), with the latter duo previously going unmentioned among the extensive participants in "Weightless." With sequences filmed during the Austin City Limits festival a few years back, the actors performed in the midst of concerts by Arcade Fire, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes, Black Lips, and Patti Smith. Again, it's not certain how much of that footage will wind up in the movie.
The other confirmed cast members include Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Natalie Portman, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch, and Holly Hunter. If nothing else that is a hell of a cast.