Knight of Cups: surreal trailer for Terrence Malick’s next movie

The Tree of Life director's next project stars Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett


Tree of Life director Terrence Malick has released a trailer (above) for his next project – and it’s as weird as you’d expect.

Malick’s next feature Knight of Cups will star Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman and appears to be a satire on Hollywood excess – with Bale lost in a surreal and twisted world full of strange imagery throughout the trailer.

The plot of the film has been kept firmly under wraps, though Malik has released this synopsis:

“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 father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?”

Glad that’s all cleared up, then.


Knight of Cups will be released in 2015