There Will Be Blood trailer in HD
There's a new trailer online for There Will Be Blood from Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is an adaptation of the novel Oil! By Upton Sinclair (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), and it looks a bit more coherent than the first.
Still, there's that element of what exactly is going on, and so the trailer gives us some really strong images and speeches, with a smattering of story and suggestion. That's fine to tease us into the story, but I really would like some more information about what the film is really about.
That's not something we're getting from the trailer for the film, although you do get the feeling that there's some impending doom coming and that the character that Daniel Day-Lewis plays isn't exactly all there.
"A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value - love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son - is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil."
You have to look at the acting talent here though, Day-Lewis has a great track record but Paul Dano looks fantastic in his role as the obsessed, and quite plainly insane, preacher. Helmed by Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood has to have a hell of a lot of promise.