The boys at the LATimes have your first images from Terrence Malick’s long-in-development (but then again, since when has a Terrence Malick movie not been “long-in-development”?) film “The Tree of Life”, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn playing father and son. The trailer will be attached to Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”, and from the sounds of it, it’s a doozy. Then again, it is Malick, so I expect nothing short of doozy.
A brief description on the trailer:
Interpolated into the trailer are all kinds of this sort of visual poetry — shots of vast landscapes and religious half-light and spinning planets, along with one very weird shot of what could be a lunar (but is more likely a prehistoric) dark landscape. (No dinosaurs, though, at least not here.) Earth’s basic elements are also a motif: cascading water, leaping flames, etc. And then there’s the trailer’s best shot: a square-on look at the bottom of a baby’s foot that signals Jack’s arrival into the world.
Malick climbs the tree of life on May 27, 2011 with Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Fiona Shaw, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Going, and Kari Matchett.