If there’s one thing you can expect from a Terrence Malick film, it’s gorgeous visuals, and Knight Of Cups has that in spades. The first trailer for Malick’s seventh film appears to follow Christian Bale as he embarks on some form of hedonistic journey, but once you read the films synopsis you’ll start to wonder what the hell this film is really about. As Screen Daily reports, Malick’s description of the film doesn’t make the plot any clearer, only adding more intrigue. You can read it below:
Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep.
Rick’s (Christian Bale) father used to read this story to him as a boy.
The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?
While the story might not be clear, the quality of actors is, with Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Imogen Poots, Brian Dennehy, Jason Clarke, Antonio Banderas and Wes Bentley all popping up in the thrilling trailer.
While there is no release date for Knight Of Cups just yet, it’s surely one to watch out for in 2015.