Friday, June 20, 2008

TRAILER: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Today, the world (outside of those who attended the new Indiana Jones) can finally witness the awe and wonder that is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This is an exciting project for almost a million reasons. First off it is being brought to us from none other than David Fincher, the brilliant director behind films like Se7en, Fight Club, and the recent Zodiac.

Not convinced? Well the screenplay is written by Eric Roth, the guy that also wrote Munich, The Insider, and Forrest Gump for starters. Still not enough? Well the story is also adapted from a short story of the same name, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It also has some great names attached to star, including Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, and Cate Blanchett.

The story centers around a man named Benjamin Button (Pitt), who is born in 1919 at the age of 80. As his life continues, he begins to age backwards, which causes some complications when he falls in love with a thirty year old woman named Daisy (Blanchett). Button's life comes to a close at the millennium.

The idea for this movie has been floating around for a long time now, all the way since 1994. It is finally getting made after going through many different drafts. I am glad that this story is finally going to see some light. The $150 Million film finished production in September of 2007 and was slated to open during May 2008, but was pushed back to November 26, 2008, and then pushed back once again to December 19, 2008 presumably to make it a big contender for the Academy Awards.

The cast is brilliant, and the trailer looks stunning in HD, so without further ado, I present the trailer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button... errr... well actually the link for the trailer here. Enjoy!

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