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Teaser Poster & Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's THERE WILL BE BLOOD!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with the teaser poster debut of THERE WILL BE BLOOD - the next great film from Paul Thomas Anderson - starring Daniel Day Lewis (aka I RULE). This one isn't due till the day after Christmas - and then only in a segment of the country - but I can not wait to see it. Everything from PTA has been fantastic and I'm sure this one will be no different. As for the teaser poster - I love the BOOK - and would love to see a copy of the script packaged like this. An inky, oily black book with a line of red. This is one of my most highly anticipated films of the year. Click on the poster for a gargantuan version.

Harry here again and man... this is everybit as different a trailer as the poster above. It's still, yet filled with motion. There's a haunted quality about it. And in the center... Daniel Day Lewis - who really is one of the most amazing actors we have today. Take a look...

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  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by Marv Spaulding

    Probably not. Cool poster though, can't wait to see Daniel Day Lewis in something again.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Looks good to me.

    by eggbeater

    Can't wait for this movie

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Here's a teaser trailer

    by aceattorney Looks very interesting...been waiting for a power performance from DDL since Gangs of New York.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    aka: Are You There, God, It's Me Margaret.

    by Smurfette

    What the hell is this about?

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Got my copy of Boogie Nights sitting right next to me

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    however, Magnolia isn't that great. Still, the opening of that film is one of the best ever. And the musical number wows me for sheer, WTF-ness.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    First Scorsese, then Altman...

    by Blue Meanie 1138

    Now he's aping Malick. But DDL's involvement gives me hope.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    I hope it's as good as Resident Evil

    by sean bean

    and Alien vs Predator. I'd even settle for as good as Mortal Kombat. What video game is this one based on?

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Blue Meanie 1138.. wha?

    by hegele

    Ok, i get it. Boogie Nights - Scorsese, Magnolia - Altman, This - Malick. Ha, you are clever! O, oh Whats Punch Drunk Love? Sydney? To simplify his films like that is incredibly dismissive to his talent.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    I like the Andersons. Even Anthony.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Just leave out Paul W.S. Hell, I'll trade him for Loni.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    As for the poster

    by hegele

    Its great, just great! Only wish the official web page they provided at the bottom was real.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    looks like the 4 disc Pearl Harbor packaging

    by Jugdish

    Don't ask...Disney sent it to me when they wanted a review of it.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    Smurfette, thanks, I enjoyed that.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Bill the Butcher 4EVAH

    by SamBluestone

    Dear lord in Heaven, I still have not forgiven PTA for PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE. Rarely have I ever hated a film as much as I hated that. That said, I rather liked BOOGIE NIGHTS and am interested in rewatching MAGNOLIA, but PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE raped my soul. But I will see THERE WILL BE BLOOD simply and only for the triumphant return of Daniel Day Lewis and his mighty Bill the Butcher 'stache.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by pipergates


  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    that is beautiful

    by The Real MiraJeff

    what a great poster love the tagline and i thought i couldn't be more excited for this one... by the way, the opening ten pages of the script are a doozy

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    i think there was a trailer on like some german site

    by Charlie Murphy

    or some such place a few months ago, and it (i hate to say, as most talkbackers really liked it) bored me to tears. nice poster, though. maybe i'll revisit that trailer.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    that looks awesome-o

    by couP

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    "When Ambition Meets Faith"

    by CountryBoy

    So is this bashing Christianity AND the oil industry? It's a leftist two-fer!

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    good one sean bean

    by prunkhaft

    it is unfortunate that two directors on the the opposite ends of the quality spectrum have a similar name. Daniel Day Lewis is a favorite of mine and I'm anticipating yet another great performance.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Interesting poster & tagline

    by Yeti

    What's the movie about?

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    this script blew me away

    by welbrick

    i thought "there's no way any actor can do justice to this character." then he cast daniel day lewis and i realized i was wrong. can't wait.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 8:13 p.m. CST

    plot: the story of a girl's first period

    by The Only Woj

    with Lewis playing the lead female

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Everything he's done has been great?

    by Flim_

    PUNCH DRUNK LOVE notwithstanding, of course.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST




  • Sept. 6, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    That is a great poster.

    by LoneGun

    I bet this will be one of the year's big event films. PUNCH DRUNK LOVE is one of my favorite American movies of the past five years.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    "Oh yes, there will be blood..."

    by Osmosis Jones

    Where the fuck is Jigsaw on this poster?!

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    should sweep the oscars

    by Winterchili

    and rightly so i hope. PTA is the best working american director. fact. by the way, punch-drunk love had beautiful mis-en-scene and great character study and it was just excellent.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I can already relate to the guy in the trailer

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Just from looking at these talkbacks

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    "That's a wound!"

    by DanielKurland

    That is all.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by TheDohDoh

    Best poster in a long time.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Hey... wasn't this movie called Giant?

    by Russman

    huh? huh?

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    why is this poster "awesome"

    by Russman

    can someone fill me in?

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Still but full of movement?

    by arrangedletters

    You mean stupid yet full of pretension?

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I'm sure it will be interesting

    by krushjudgement

    It will make you look at things in a new way. And at the end you will feel like shit, and have no hope for humanity. That's what his movies do for me anyhow.

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I hate people too!

    by Geek Sodomizer

    this movies gonna rock!

  • Sept. 6, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    and I'm not gay

    by Geek Sodomizer

    but I would suck Daniel Day Lewis' dick if he asked me to.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST


    by Kingdaddy

    One of the most effective trailers I've seen in a long time (EVER?)...Lord knows if the movie will be as good, but that trailer makes me weep that I spend so much money on shite like the Halloween remake...

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    what about the film's venice appearance

    by AllieJamison

    we talked about that trailer before + that poster is awesome. the great thing about that red line IS that it's straight and doesn't look as you'd expect it...or something. I love it. but what about the film's alleged venice screening? what became of that? Got it canceled? I guess I missed some news...

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    I saw this trailer 6 months ago

    by Andy Warhol Jr

    New record for AICN.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I had this trailer in June

    by deanamatronix

    on my website. Way to keep up with things there, Harry.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Boogie Nights and Magnolia 2

    by Britshit

    Boogie Nights and Magnolia 2 of my fave films ever, also have alot of time for Punch drunk love, Daniel Day Lewis, its gonna get messy, or bloody, oh and saw this trailer a looooooooong time ago. still cannot fucking wait, the oscars have dissed him many times, not that anyone cares about those things anymore

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST

    It has the feel of HEAVEN'S GATE...

    by Flim_

    ...and that's high praise indeed.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Baby humping...

    by jfp2007

    It looks like DDL is fucking the baby in that one shot. I know he's not but look at it again. That dirty Butcher.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 7:16 a.m. CST


    by captainCAPSLOCK

    get over yourself...AICN posted a link for the trailer way back too. it's thrown in here as an addendum to the poster news. if you can call this 'news'.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Count me excited!

    by Jakes Nel


  • Sept. 7, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Punch Drunk Love...

    by BrooseTheScharuk my favourite PTA film. I generally prefer his smaller efforts, such as PDL and Hard Eight (Sydney, whatever). Boogie Nights is really good too, but I think Magnolia -- while it has moments of real resonance and is beautifully cinematic -- does a little too much flailing around, crying and wringing its hands, for my tastes. I have to say that There Will Be Blood is about as hyped for a PTA movie as I've ever been, and that has more than a little to do with Daniel Day Lewis: Untouchable Thespian Genius (I think the official AICN talkback spelling is actually "thesbian", but I'm just a crazy rule-breaker). If this movie sucks, it will remain eminently watchable because of his presence. But, judging by the ominously ambiguous trailer, it's not going to suck. And I loves me a good period piece -- western or no -- so I'm there for sure.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    best american filmmaker of the last 10 years.

    by Robstar

    Seriously, when I heard about this movie last year, I ran to the library to pick up the Upton Sinclair book that its based on "Oil", hoping to get some movie spoilers. Sadly, thats what it takes for me to read a book. not to get culture, but to maybe find some inside info on a movie. The book is a bit of a hard read,(cuz of its old-timeyness) but it holds up VERY well for a work of political/religious satire that was written after the turn of the century. Few months back, I got the script off someone on the IMDB boards. It is a bit of a reimagining of some of the things in it, and it begins and ends at different places than the book did. Without spoiling anything, i can say that 1. DDL's character "Plainview" is present in every single scene of the script. From his days of starting a small oil empire to the time he becomes a big shot oil baron. 2. There is a nice little mining scene about a third of the way in that reads like it COULD be one of PTAs long one-take shots. Im crossing my fingers. 3. The title dosent just refer to blood as in oil. There are a some gory deaths, (a few of them by guns) I guess saying anything more might piss people off but if i guess if you want to know anything else just let me know.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Needs more Photoshopped Heads

    by KneelBeforeZod

    Throw in a Mandy Moore head or a Jennifer Garner head on DD-L's body, and you have got yourself an audience!

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Wait - can't I at least get a small amount of credit?

    by aceattorney

    for the vid link? Thanks!

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I saw this trailer months ago... WTF?

    by Sad_Lieutenant

    Looks awesome. Don't see how PTA can fuck this up. Of course, even a Brett Ratner-directed Daniel-Day Lewis vehicle couldn't be all that bad.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Punch Drunk Love

    by Shigeru

    is a perfect movie. p e r f e c t

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    An inky, oily black book?

    by Barry Egan

    I'm pretty sure that's supposed to look like a worn, old Bible.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    PT Anderson

    by Jaws Wayne

    Truly looking forward to the man's new movie,probably my favourite US director and yes, Punch Drunk Love is a unique film and a true classic.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    There is a new trailer

    by bb fling

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    the new trailer is at

    by Wondermutt

    that's just a teaser that's been up for months

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Yeah, why is Harry a few months behind

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Check out the new trailer in shitty version-o-tron at ComingSoon - I just saw it before 3:10 to Yuma gave me chills...

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    hmmmm, an oil tale, really?

    by Icky Thump

    I love PT - so I am excited about this, even though it's about oil????

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    poster is well designed.

    by Icky Thump

    I like the cross the type makes on the book as well, good design.

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    New Trailer now online!!!

    by kickout man this movie looks awesome, most anticipated release of the year!!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by messi

    where did you read the script?