Paul Thomas Anderson is a director that tends to divide crowds with his films. Critically, movies like Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love have been largely praised and admired for their visual richness, dark comedy and bravura, but at the same time there are plenty of people who feel Anderson is nothing more than a pretentious and self-indulgent hack. I can only imagine what such people will think upon seeing the new trailer for his upcoming film There Will Be Blood, a slow-moving period piece about a Texas oil tycoon. Personally, I didn’t think the trailer was all that captivating, save for one thing: Daniel Day-Lewis. This guy chooses his roles very carefully nowadays, and when you see him on screen, he commands every second of your attention. I’m not going to jump to any conclusions and say this movie is going to rule based on such a short preview, but I am definitely interested to find out what Anderson saw in Upton Sinclair’s novel that made him want to take it on. There Will Be Blood hits theatres sometime in late 2007.