Terrence Malick loves Zoolander. Or so legend has it. The director of Days of Heaven and Tree of Life apparently grew to adore the Ben Stiller–Owen Wilson comedy by watching it whenever he needed to relax. Seeming to confirm the rumor, he eventually programmed it as guest curator of an Oklahoma film festival, and Stiller reportedly recorded a message in character for the director’s birthday one year.
As Zoolander 2 finally ventures toward theaters, we wonder: Is this pair of silly studio comedy and mysterious art-house director really so unusual? The transformed trailer above, marrying male models with Malickian sweep, should silence any questions. This collaboration needs to happen.