Voyage of Time Trailer - Terrence Malick

The first trailer for Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, a new documentary from filmmaker Terrence Malick, debuted back in June ahead of a special 45-minute IMAX release of the film coming this fall. Brad Pitt narrates that version, and it’s the only one confirmed for a US release so far. However, there’s a feature-length, 90-minute cut of the film that is narrated by Cate Blanchett, and a new trailer has just debuted teasing that version of the movie.

Watch the new Voyage of Time trailer after the jump.

Empire Magazine had the exclusive on this trailer, which may indicate that the feature length version is on the verge of having a release date set in the United Kingdom. Or maybe they have the trailer because the 90-minute version of the film will be playing at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

The imagery here is stunning, making it a must-see on the IMAX screen, and Cate Blanchett’s voice only makes it that much more alluring. However, I’m not entirely sure I want to see the cut of the movie that’s half the length of the alternate version. Admittedly it’s been reduced so that it’s still satisfying as a film, but having 90 minutes of Terrence Malick’s cinematic beauty like this would definitely be better.

If you’re interested in taking a hard look at the making of Voyage of Time, complete with commentary from expert scientists, check out this article at The Film Stage right now. The shorter cut of Voyage of Time debuts in IMAX theaters on October 7th but stay tuned to find out when we might see the 90-minute cut of the film hit theaters.

The unfolding of the universe takes place before your eyes, in this experience for the senses, mind and soul.

A labor of passion by director Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey is an exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity’s place in the future. Humming with the energy of nature itself, the film melds innovative special effects with awe-inspiring footage from around the globe, in search of what lasts, what endures through time’s changing scenes.

What does it mean, after all those eons, to be us, here, now?

The action traces the scientific chronology of earth, from the birth of the stars to the explosion of new life, to the planet-altering debut of humankind. Malick invites audiences to probe past, present and future in intimate ways. Working with a team of scientific advisors and visual effects artists led by Dan Glass (The Tree of Life, Batman Begins, The Matrix Reloaded) the film shows an array of never-witnessed natural phenomena – celestial and terrestrial, macroscopic and microscopic – in a variety of new ways.

The fierce geology of the early planet. The first cells, growing, dividing, exploring every niche open to them. The coming of fish, forests, dinosaurs and our own species with its need to reckon with everything – all this transforms into a hymn to nature, life and the universe. No two people will have the same experience.

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