Powhatan tribal people stare in wonder as three ships approach shore. It's a story every schoolchild knows; the story of Capt. John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Pocahontas (Q'orianka Kilcher). Now, as told by filmmaker Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line) in this extended version with more than 30 minutes of footage unseen in theaters -- it's a story you never imagined. Working in part from first-hand histories and adding his extraordinary sense of image and human drama, Malick crafts a visceral, spellbinding tale of the Jamestown settlement, of cultures connecting and of deadly consequences when connections fray. Christian Bale and Christopher Plummer also star.
- A comprehensive, ten-part documentary Making the New World capturing the unique challenges of creating this historic epic.
The New World was released December 25th, 2005 and stars Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, Yorick van Wageningen. The film is directed by Terrence Malick.