A Terrence Malick film is certainly something to get excited about. The elusive filmmaker almost never interviews and is prone to taking 20 year hiatuses from directing. He has only made 5 feature films thus far, all of which are arguably masterpieces each demonstrating his unique, dreamlike style of filmmaking. 'The Tree of Life' will be his sixth film and is set to be released early next year. Here is the first official poster, which some sneaky bugger photographed.
Also, in case you want to know the plot details, here is an extended plot summary .
We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, JACK, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother does with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father tries to teach his son the world’s way of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.
From this story is that of adult Jack, a lost soul in a modern world, seeking to discover amid the changing scenes of time that which does not change: the eternal scheme of which we are a part. When he sees all that has gone into our world’s preparation, each thing appears a miracle—precious, incomparable. Jack, with his new understanding, is able to forgive his father and take his first steps on the path of life.
The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family—our first school—the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life’s single most important lesson, of unselfish love.
If the fact it's a Terrence Malick film isn't enough to get you excited, the film stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Definitely the film i'm looking forward to most at the moment.