Every time a major Hollywood movie is released some person somewhere thinks they got ripped of. "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" seems to be no exception, even though the filmmakers say (and the title and premise very much implies) the story is based on Fitzgerald's short story. Now a woman from Italy steps up and claims the movie ripped off a story she wrote in 1994. Here's the story:
Frequent and appreciated contributor Christophe found this wonderful article in the American Cinematographer magazine. This goes really deep in if you want to learn more about the wonderful art and craft cinematography Claudio Miranda has brought to this project, this is the most worthwhile read:
You may have heard by now: Even though several sources reported Paramount had extended their option on the adaptation of the graphic novel "Torso" last December, news now is that Paramount let's their rights lapse ... leaving Fincher with the possibility to tackle another project next. (How about "Fertig"?) Here's the story:
And here is an extensive look at Detective Mills, aka Tyler Durden, aka Benjamin Button -- Brad Pitt. I trust Christophe this is great (since I didn't even find the time to read it. So if anyone reads it, tell me how it is! Thanks!):
Furthermore over the weekend Danny Boyle secured his Director's Guild of America Award for Best Director of his feature film "Slumdog Millionaire" over David Fincher, Christopher Nolan and others, which may be seen as an indication of how the Oscars go. Let's see what the Academy thinks ...
That's it, folks. I am hoping news is going to trickle through soon about what Fincher will be doing next, after sleeping for six months, as he said he would after trotting the world promoting "Benjamin Button". For all we know "Heavy Metal" is still in the works. And I would personally love to see Fincher take on a really low-budget, guerilla-style flick with an insanely great script -- like he said he might do with "Fight Club".
Thanks to everyone contributing. I appreciate it!
What would you guys love to see next from the Finch?