This amount of new finds can only be dealt out in vast heaps! And so let us begin. Up front is a wonderful article from USAToday treating the curious and unique friendship between David Fincher and his favorite actor Brad Pitt.
This very friendship has brought us SE7EN and FIGHT CLUB so far, which are both among my absolute all time favroite movies! And I have all the good confidence one can have for the upcoming BENJAMIN BUTTON. The most remarkable thing Brad Pitt has to say about Fincher is this:
So worth a read. Thanks Thiago for finding this!
USAToday.com: Curious Case Of Friendship
And since we are all audiovisually addicted the kind folks at TheMovieBox are blessing us with an all new TV spot for TCCOBB. Quite nice indeed. Watch:
Youtube.com: Benjamin Button, TV Spot #3
Next, let Fincher himself have a word on his upcoming and developing films. ObsessedWithFilm quotes a new article from our favorite film magazine EMPIRE in which David Fincher reveals he is still working hard to make his World War II movie "Fertig" with Brad Pitt a reality. According to the post Fincher evaluates the project as having the potential to be "one of the five greatest movies ever made". That out of David Fincher's mouth? I would watch it right now!
The project has been in development for almost a decade and it came on and off the industry radar in the form of various rumors and posts over the last couple of years. So another great piece news from the short article is Fincher is still activeley working on this, and apparently so with one of his great idols, Robert Towne, the screenwriter from CHINATOWN:
Argh. Need more Fincher movies! Here's the article, big thanks to Angelo:
ObsessedWithFilm: Fincher still wants to make Fertig
Then in case we should have really accidentally missed this in previous posts (?!), here's your chance to listen to a Q&A session about "Benjamin Button" with David Fincher, Eric Roth and others on the podium.
Thanks, Christophe, for the find. Sorry I may have missed this earlier.
Incontention: Button drops (with Audio)
Compared with the first reactions we have been getting the more mainstreamy critics (and audiences, hopefully) are reacting overwhelmingly positive to Fincher's latest motion picture. Due to the sheer volume, allow me to chomp these into a simple list. In case you guys are still interested in reading raving reviews for this ...:
Then last but not least, here's a new photo gallery with previously unseen snaps from the film:
FilmSchoolRejects: The Curious Promo Materials
... and there's a slight chance we may know a little more about that curious CHEF project that was rumored about this week. Christophe has come across THE BLACK LIST, which is a compendium of the best but unreleased / unproduced screenplays of every year. And the 2007 issue of this list includes an "Untitled Chef Project". There is no mention of either Keanu Reeves nor David Fincher, only of writer Steve Knight, the scribe behind EASTERN PROMISES and EMMA'S WAR.
However, if you look at the logline this definitely doesn't sound much like a Fincher project:
Nope, du'nt sound like Fincher at all.
But on the other hand it's CAA handling the projects, and the rights are with Paramount. So it may just be ...
What do you think?!