There Will Be Blood is a sprawling epic about family, faith, power and oil, set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. Written and directed by P.T. Anderson who has already played his part with past films including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, the story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview played by no other than Daniel Day-Lewis, who transforms himself into a self-made oil tycoon.
When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there’s a little town out West with an ocean of oil under it, he heads with his son 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 (the excellent Paul Dano, the mute son in Little Miss Sunshine), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But with great fortune comes great greed and conflicts escalate. The lives of Plainview, H.W. and Eli become imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.
Head over to the official There Will Be Blood website and check out the trailor for what looks like a great 2hours and 38mins.