WATCH: Trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’

In the trailer for Terrence Malick’s long-awaited, century-spanning film Voyage of Time, Cate Blanchett’s gentle-yet-stern narration guides us through the unfolding of the world, from the first single-cell organisms to the glittering structures of expansive human cityscapes.

The 90 minute Voyage of Time will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, while a 40 minute version of the movie, narrated by Brad Pitt, will premiere in IMAX’s across the country October 7. The trailer for Pitt’s huskier, more baritone take on time can be watched below.

According to VultureVoyage of Time has been in production for a staggering 30 years, and is intended as a sort of companion piece to The Tree of Life, without any of the confusing plot lines. We’ll be the judge of that.