While Terrence Malick has long since tumbled into self-parody, he's still one of the best at crafting memorable, truly awe-inspiring imagery. Even a plodding snoozer like To the Wonder looked absolutely amazing. You may recall in The Tree of Life Malick took us on a diversionary tour of the universe, exploring the origins of life itself. It didn't make much sense at all taken in context with the rest of the film, but it certainly does in Malick's long-developing documentary, Voyage of Time, which finally has a trailer.
In the works literally for decades, the film chronicles the past, present, and future of the universe. Ambitious much? There will be two cuts to choose from, one in IMAX narrated by Brad Pitt and a longer cut with Cate Blanchett. Here's the synopsis:
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close-and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world … and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema’s most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time has been nearly four decades in the making and represents the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary storytelling. The film’s panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed — from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse life-forms on planet earth, including humankind — in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. This is a cosmic experience — a hymn to the glories of nature, life and scientific discovery — in which all the elements come together to form Malick’s most original film to date.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, a 40-minute, giant-screen adventure narrated by Brad Pitt, which immerses audiences directly into the story of the universe and life itself, will be shown exclusively in IMAX® theatres.
Look for Voyage of Time to hit theaters on October 7th, and this one absolutely demands to be seen in the biggest IMAX screen you can find.