The Trailer for Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time' Would Make Carl Sagan Cry

Did anyone order a heaping plate of Brad Pitt narrating the cosmos? Anybody? No?

Have you ever looked up at the stars, each sewn into the fabric of the night sky, like a backlit canopy with holes puncturing it and wonder, “what would Terrence Malick and Brad Pitt say about this?” Well, wild-eyed cosmic dreamer, you’re in luck. The new trailer for Voyage of Time, Malick’s IMAX documentary premiering in October, has just dropped – and man oh man, get a lot of that floating, glowing space dust. Looks real good.

Malick has been toiling away on his interstellar piece since the 1970s, and he finally set a release date for a 40-minute cut of his magnus opus. The longer version, totaling 90 minutes, will be narrated by Cate Blanchett, and doesn’t have a theatrical release date yet. Press releases are stressing that Voyage worships scientific exploration in a way that, apparently, none of us have ever seen before. “This is a cosmic experience,” the official synopsis reads, un-ironically namedropping one of the series it will inevitably be compared to. “[It’s 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.”

Watch the trailer below, marvel at the spectacle, and try to tell us this doesn’t remind you of either version of Cosmos.

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