Terrence Malick's long-awaited "Tree of Life" finally has a trailer — and it's just as puzzling and dreamy as I thought it would be.

Granted, it's taken a bit to get to this point. The flick was originally announced back in 2005 and had stars like Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell set to star. It then went through development hell before finally shooting in 2008 with Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain in the lead roles.

The plot is a bit eccentric — though there's a definitive tie-in to nature and life and everything else existential. During an interview for Empire magazine in 2010, Pitt said, “It’s this little tiny story of a kid growing up in the '50s with a mother who’s grace incarnate and a father who’s oppressive in nature. So he is negotiating his way through it, defining who he’s gonna be when he grows up. And that is juxtaposed with a little, tiny micro-story of the cosmos, from the beginning of the cosmos to the death of the cosmos. So that’s where the sci-fi — or the sci-fact — comes in.”

Have a look below at what's sure to be one of 2011's more gorgeous films. Let's hope there's a story to match.

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Malick's 'Tree of Life' set to dazzle
Latest trailer from Terrence Malick's new movie tells us little — but it sure is pretty.