Finally - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Posters!
by Alex Billington
November 20, 2008
Paramount has finally released two official posters for David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button a mere month before it's set to arrive in theaters. I first heard about what they looked like a few weeks ago and even at that time thought their concept was rather weak. But looking at them in full like this, it definitely seems like Paramount dropped the ball and pulled these designs together very last minute. As excited as I am to see Benjamin Button, these unimpressive posters make me even more skeptical. Is this really Fincher's masterpiece? Or has his fight with the studio result in nothing but a big mess?
Just in case you might be confused by the concept, these posters are meant to be placed side-by-side. Cate Blanchett's has "life" written forward, while Brad Pitt's has "life" written backwards. This is to signify that his life, and time, goes backwards for him - and that is the Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is directed by visionary filmmaker David Fincher, of Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, and Zodiac previously. The screenplay was penned by Oscar winner Eric Roth, of Forrest Gump, The Horse Whisperer, Spielberg's Munich, and The Good Shepherd. This story was originally adapted from a short story written by legendary writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1922. Paramount will debut The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in theaters everywhere on December 25th, Christmas Day.