Paul Thomas Anderson certainly doesn't lack for ambition. After courting critics with a string of films like Magnolia, Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood, he delivered his most audacious film to date in 2012's The Master. Now he's set to go even further with Inherent Vice.
It's nothing less than the first big screen of a book by reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon. He's known for his dense and dark tales but Inherent Vice is generally considered to be one of his most mainstream works. That doesn't mean its not going to be totally insane on screen though.
The first tease trailer for the film has been released, which sees private detective 'Doc' (Joaquin Phoenix) investigating the disappearance of a fellow who was dating Doc's ex-girlfriend. Then things get really, really weird...
It's also potentially very funny, with Phoenix especially good at getting across a frenetic style of physical comedy. Anderson may be better known for his dramas but there's often been a lightness in his films and this appears to be to the fore for Inherent Vice, with plenty of slapstick moments included.
The cast is also incredible, including Josh Brolin, Jena Malone, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Martin Short, Benecio del Toro and plenty more.
Do you see Oscars in its future?
Inherent Vice premieres at the New York Film Festival on the 4th of October before getting a limited release in the States in December 2014. It will be in Irish and UK cinemas in January 2015.