First item is a motif we have seen before, and it must be my favorite "Benjamin Button" promotional image. Seriously hope this will be released as an official poster.
And there were and will be some good shows in 2008! "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" of course made AFI's Movies of the Year selection, and they have even put together a little trailer. Nice.
So as you can see Mark Twain was a partial inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story, and might have been a fan of Roth's and Fincher's film-adaptation. Times Online ran a story on "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button", a review of the film coupled with an essay on the question how anyone could have chosen David Fincher to direct it.
Good read. Especially with this Fincher quote in it:
Yes, even big hollywood directors may have once worked as newspaper boys. And so did David Fincher, and it served him rather well. Now, the newspaper he was delivering as a kid asked Fincher for an interview, telling the story of how Fincher got acquainted with his profession.
Don't know about you guys, but I think Queeny aka Taraji P. Henson is a real cutie. In this little NYMag piece, she shares how she was 'tricked' into working on the movie: Expecting to work with Brad Pitt ... but really spending most of her time acting opposite of blue-faced stand-in actors. Life is tough.
There have been many promotional interviews released over the last couple of days, and snippets of this we have seen before: Premiere has added an interview clip focusing on Brad Pitt, and he has a thing or two to share about what he thinks of his latest work.
I especially loved this moment coming on at around 3:05, when Pitt really lightens up, talking about the director:
Pitt may not be entirely unbiased. But let's say, I trust him on this. Oh, and also ... I think I have never seen Brad Pitt so tired! How's that for a promotional video?
I assume most of you have signed up on the Benjamin Button Official Site for updates, and believe it or not, Paramount has finally sent an email to remind you of the new stuff they have put online. And there are some truly great ones on, film clips and interviews and especially the "round table discussions" are worth watching to give you a glimpse of what DVD special features will be all about.
Paramount: Official Site Updates
Here's another interview snippet with Taraji.
Wonder what a romantic comedy would look like, when shot by David Fincher? Well, you might get a taste of this soon enough. MTV ran this post on Keanu Reeves' mysterious "Chef" project, and it appears Fincher is very much interested in making it. Think of it as Fincher doing a live-action version of "Ratatouille". Nuh, just kidding. Sadly.
What we do gather from the "Black Book", though, is that the screenplay must indeed be very good, since a ton of producers across town named it one of the best screenplays of the year that have not yet been made.
Great to see Fincher associated with it. Let's see what comes of it.
MTV Exclusive: David Fincher Reveals Ingredients
Mr. Fincher also has a word for the MTV folks on his next ...
MTV Splash Page: David Fincher On His "Torso" Adaptation
If you can make it to New York in time, this will be your most precious Christmas present: The Film Society Of Lincoln Center is putting on a special event, honoring the works of director David Fincher -- and they will have him there to talk about "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button". I know of at least one Fincher fanatic, who's going ... and I wish him a great time ... and I will be excited to see, what he has to say about the event. It's January 4th. So if any one of you can make it ...!
... and since I am sadly but most definitely running out of time, you will have to find out for yourselves what these last ones are. Let me say a big thanks to Christophe, Cara, Thiago, Simon and Niko for many of these wonderful findings!
Here's the rest. Enjoy:
... haha, I've been waiting to say this once ... "Just in": Another interview MTV did with David Fincher. Enjoy!
... with some exclusive set photos:
Exclusive Behind The Scenes Photos
(Watch out for the "Mr. Dork" baseball cap.)