Trailer For Terence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Is More 'American Psycho' Than 'Days Of Heaven'
And not just because it also stars Christian Bale. Terence Malick, known best for his pensive films featuring broad landscapes, gives us something else entirely with Knight of Cups, which stars Christian Bale and a host of other names (Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl). The film, which seems to be a frenetic Los Angeles romp, will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. However, lest you think that Terence Malick has just adopted some music video chops to make his film play with the ADD crowd, we get an official synopsis that seems more in keeping with the auteur: 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? Huh. That doesn't seem to match up with the coke and the lingerie and the cars so much. It's almost like there's some deeper meaning behind all the vapidity presented. Bravo, Mr. Malick. Things are not always what they seem.