It came a little surprisingly that Fincher's "Zodiac" didn't nick one single nomination for this year's awards show. Especially so since "Zodiac" was a perfect display of Fincher's craft, talent and maturation as a director. For "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" however, I personally sense even more Oscar potential: A screenplay by Academy Award winner Eric Roth, lead performances by Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt, and the pioneering use of photorealistic digital face-replacements throughout the film. Sure sounds like one heavy-hitting contender to me.
And apart from Fincher's latest feat, the Variety article allows for a further glance at highlights that will come out in 2008. Enjoy: