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Brad Pitt will tell the story of life’s history on Earth and how life will end in the 40-minute IMAX exclusive version of Voyage of Time.

Voyage of Time is a science documentary detailing the evolution of the universe and the history of life on earth including an illustration of how life will end or the universe’s collapse. The documentary is one of the masterpieces of Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life). Several years in the making, the 3D documentary funded by IMAX, Broad Green Pictures, Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch is expected to be released in 2016.

The film has two versions, the 35mm-feature length version to be narrated by Cate Blanchett and the 40-minute IMAX version which will be narrated by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. It’s interesting to note that Brad Pitt, who considers himself as a religiously unaffiliated individual, becomes the voice behind the documentary which tackles the scientific theory of evolution.

Brad Pitt grew up in a conservative Southern Baptist family. But as he grew up, the actor admitted to have struggled in identifying his own faith. With the help of his college girlfriend, he eventually started to take his first steps in finding faith and spirituality.

When asked about his views on religion, Pitt replies that “This idea of an all-powerful, watching being that’s controlling our moves and giving us a chance to say he’s the greatest so we get into some eternal heaven – that just doesn’t work for me, man. I get a real problem with it.”

But Pitt is not totally against the concept of religion. He acknowledges the fact that something is more powerful and bigger than life “Religion works. I know there’s comfort there, a crash pad. It’s something to explain the world and tell you there is something bigger than you, and it is going to be all right in the end.”  Today, Pitt considers himself as a spiritual man believing that faith is “a personal code of values.” He has faith in himself, he believes in family, and also believes in doing charitable work.

The Hollywood actor has done several projects in the past which are somewhat related to or in contrast to religious teachings. One of which is the Tree of Life. Pitt acknowledges that such films will eventually cause “headache” to Christians and churchgoers but he is more interested as to how the Christian community will use or take advantage of his works.

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