While it is quite possible that Tree of Life ends up being pushed back to a 2014 release, the news has been positive lately.
Someone on the Malick email group recently shared this link:
It sounds like ToL will definitely be playing Cannes, but probably out of competition. As far as a States-side release, we can only hope that the release date already given is relatively firm. Then we wait to see if it will hit Regal.
I haven't seen Hud.
I've got another post coming soon. Four Faces West and Decision at Sundown. McCrea vs. Scott. Who wins? Western fans do.