With a poster, synopsis, and runtime recently announced, we now have the first trailer for Terrence Malick’s long-awaited documentary Voyage of Time. In the works for over four decades, this is the first documentary for Malick, whose films have always blended reality and poetry to create a truly unique voice in cinema.
Narrated by Brad Pitt, this trailer is for the 40-minute version, while the Cate Blanchett-narrated cut — titled Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey — runs 90 minutes and is a more poetic approach to the material — something akin to nature sections of The Tree of Life, we presume.
In the trailer, Pitt guides us through “the past, the present, and the future” as we see a images not unlike Malick’s 2011 film, going from the galaxies to animal and human life to a cityscape. See the trailer and poster below (via One Big Soul) for the Ennio Morricone-scored picture, and watch an 80-minute talk on the spirituality of The Tree of Life here.
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.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience will be released October 7th.