Friday, April 28, 2006

Production update!

Production Weekly is the original source of the story but MovieWeb is also reporting it. Here it is:
David Fincher, will begin filming October on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story, with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. "Benjamin Button" adapted by Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for penning "Forrest Gump".
Fitzgerald's story tells the story of Daisy (Blanchett), who on her deathbed tells her daughter Caroline the story of her lifelong romance with the remarkable Benjamin Button (Pitt), who was born old and lived backwards, and of Benjamin's extraordinary life, from old age to manhood to infancy.
The story's been set in New Orleans, allowing the studios to take advantage of Louisiana's production incentives. Pitt and Blanchett recently co-stared in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel", due for a November release. "Benjamin Button" will mark the third time Pitt has teamed with Fincher following "Se7en" and "Fight Club".
So there we have it guys - final conformation that the movie is being made - and only a month after the release of Zodiac! The Finch never stops working. Be sure to keep an eye out on the site for more updates as production nears its start date.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Off topic - Jesse James Trailer.

Looks pretty cool guys, from the director of Chopper comes the new Brad Pitt movie The Assassination of Jesse James. Heres the teaser trailer for it, 56K users are warned. It's a big file!


Thanks to JustJared for the news and the pic above!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Finally a production update!

Producer Frank Marshall talks to the always reliable Empire Online:
Isn’t Benjamin Button coming up as well?
Yeah, my next film as a producer will be the third in the Jason Bourne series, The Bourne Ultimatum, which will be shot here in London and all over in Europe, but it’ll be based here in London with Paul Greengrass again. And then Benjamin Button starts in October, with David Fincher directing Brad Pitt, so that will be very cool. I can’t wait for that. That’s an amazing story. It’s an old F Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man who is born and ages backwards. It’s really a love story. He meets this woman who’s five, this kid who’s five, and he’s really five but he looks seventy and lives at this old people’s home and they play together and people can’t understand why they get along so well.

And Cate Blanchett’s in it as well, isn’t she?
Yeah, she plays the woman, and she grows up, so when they get to be in their thirties, they’re the same age, and they fall in love and then there’s this agonising separation as she gets older and he gets younger, then when he’s twenty he doesn’t want anything to do with her.
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