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Confirmed: Trailer For 'The Tree Of Life' To Play In Front Of 'Black Swan' Opening This Weekend

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 1, 2010 9:01 AM
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It's hard to believe after such a long wait, but Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" will hit theaters in about six months. Really. And while we probably won't see a "Tree Of Life" Tuesdays marketing campaign modeled after Disney's approach to "Tron: Legacy," we won't have to wait too long to get our first look at the film.

We've confirmed with Fox Searchlight that a trailer for "The Tree Of Life" will be attached to prints of Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" which begins rolling out into theaters this weekend. Of course, we're intensely excited and if you weren't already planning on seeing "Black Swan" this weekend (which you should have been regardless), you should buy your ticket right now because there's no better place to witness a Malick film -- even if just a trailer -- than on the big screen. But if "Black Swan" isn't playing in your area, we think its safe to assume that the spot will be online as well.

Just as a refresher, “The Tree Of Life” stars Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain and is a decades-spanning tale about a father/son relationship and also the mysteries of the universe. Of course it remains to be seen what we'll actually see in the spot -- Sean Penn? Brad Pitt? dinosaurs? a tree? -- but we'll take whatever we can get at this point. We're just excited to finally see something.

The film will hit theaters on May 27, 2011 and we think its a good bet that it will premiere one or two weeks before at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • starway2001 | December 3, 2010 5:00 AMReply

    Maybe if Malick made a super hero film, I would watch it. That and Michael Bay films are just about all I watch. This "artsy" crap just goes over my head.

  • starway2001 | December 2, 2010 7:50 AMReply

    I get why people like Mallick. I do. It's just that I fell asleep half way through Thin Red Line watching Caviezel staring into the jungle and woke up hours later to Caviezel.... staring into the jungle.

    I mean I get it. It's dreamy poetry meditating on stark reality. Honorable intentions. But unless you've smoked a couple massive joints it can often be extremely tedious. Same with Brave New World.

  • jimmiescoffee | December 2, 2010 3:13 AMReply

    amazing news. can't wait.

  • Sean | December 2, 2010 2:52 AMReply

    @starway2001 i take someone didn't like the better WWII film of 1998.

  • T | December 2, 2010 2:29 AMReply

    Best news ever! Can't wait to see it!!

  • starway2001 | December 1, 2010 11:15 AMReply

    Let's hope it's not another long, slow, tedious and depressing effort from America's favorite "auteur".

  • joe branca | December 1, 2010 10:38 AMReply

    so so so sooo tempting... but i will pass. jonesing for the entire vision with fresh eyes in May

  • carrie | December 1, 2010 9:35 AMReply

    Halléluia! all can happen

  • actionman | December 1, 2010 9:31 AMReply

    for those of us not able to see black swan this weekend, when will the tree of life trailer hit the internet?

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