Sometimes you just have a good feeling about a movie, and for me, There Will be Blood is one of those movies. Slashfilm is now hosting the first teaser poster for the period drama. But, that's not all, the P.T. Anderson fan site Red Vines and Cigarettes also has a new theatrical trailer and *news of a preview screening showcasing the first 20 minutes of the film -- and there are plenty of spoilers, so don't say I didn't warn you. Based on Oil!, Upton Sinclair's novel about a father and son in the oil business, There Will be Blood stars Daniel Day Lewis as a heartless oil prospector in turn-of-the-century Texas. Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) stars as a fervent preacher who wins over the townspeople just as Lewis is alienating everyone around him.

If you don't count P.T. Anderson's 'ghost directing' Robert Altman's Prairie Home Companion, Blood will be Anderson's first film since 2002's Punch Drunk Love with Adam Sandler. Back in June, I reported that the first teaser for the film had been released online, and luckily, after watching it, I feel justified in my good feelings about this flick. Sure, it has a Terrence Malick vibe, but I have every faith in Anderson as a director. Especially since the relatively small amount of films he has made rank as some of my favorites of all time. Blood was originally slated to be released in November, but has since been moved back to December 26th. So while fans (myself included) are going to have to wait just a little while longer, it makes perfect sense if you think about it. What better time to release a film about greed and faith than during the Christmas holidays?

*Correction: Spout Blog originally broke the news of the preview screening.

[via Solace in Cinema]