Director Terrence Malick’s long gestating Voyage of Time documentary is finally set to debut on October 7th. As previously reported, the film has been pared down and edited into two cuts: a 40-minute IMAX film narrated by uber hunk Brad Pitt, and a longer 35mm feature-length version narrated by the soothing tones of Cate Blanchett.
In anticipation, IMAX has dropped a trailer and, as expected, it’s deliriously stunning. Malick conjures up the spirit of the late Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke to bottle up our wonderful universe with some captivating visuals that speak to the veteran filmmaker’s inimitable strengths. Watch the trailer above and here’s the official 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.
Need we remind you that recent Oscar winner Ennio Morricone hopped on board last fall to score the film, reuniting with the director for the first time since their 1978 collaboration on Days of Heaven. Clearly, Malick spared no expense here.
Rest assured, we know where we’ll be October 7th.