Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad
Let's go Easter Egg hunting!
Spielberg Plans The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Yet another potential directing job
First Jersey Boys Trailer
Clint Eastwood's musical adaptation is heating up
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 April 2014
Brad Pitt Wanted For The Operators
David Michôd is set to direct
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Fury
24 October 2014
The Hobbit: There And Back Again
18 July 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Empire Star Rating
World War Z (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Art For Wrestler And Benjamin Button
Posters for potential Oscar contenders

17 November 2008  |  Written by Emily Phillips  

submit to reddit

Brand new posters for The Wrestler and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button have been unveiled over the weekend. Both take a main focus on the stars of the film: Darren Aronofsky's one-sheet is a straight shot of the hunched and worn Mickey Rourke hanging over the ropes, and David Fincher's are individual close-crop portraits of his stars, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

Coincidentally, both posters work with a washed out colour palette, and both seem to be gathering momentum as possible Oscar high-hopers, but that is where any similarity ends. Blanchett and Pitt look simple and gorgeous, whereas Rourke looks dinstinctly grimey and sweaty.


Aronofsky's movie is touted as Rourke's big come-back, as he stars as an out-of-shape aging wrestler, fighting to get back into the ring one last time. Fincher's film, based on a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald,  is also looking at the aging process, just the other way round.  Benjamin Button is born an octaganarian, but as time goes on, he becomes younger, aging backwards.


The Wrestler hits our shores on January 16 and Benjamin Button is out on Christmas Day.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Orange Rising Star McAvoy Joins Jury
Wanted star judges 2009 BAFTA nominees
Exclusive: New Coraline Poster
Latest look at stop-motion sensation

Your Comments

In the Benjamin Button trailer The wrinkley little Brad...
In the Benjamin Button trailer The wrinkley little Brad looks just like Robert Redford. They could have saved a fortune on special effects work. Seriously though, looking forward to the film. TheTrailer with the Carnival of the Animals music in really got me hooked. More

Posted by Wrathschild at 20:18 on 19 November 2008 | Report This Post

Also...
I never thought Kate B. was hot before, but she's looking pretty sexy in this. More

Posted by shanewire at 17:57 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Its not just you
Yeah man I was lookin at that too. Pitt looks tad morphed or something. Shit posters tough. I'm so sick of sepia. The wrestler one would be good if it was just regular colour. The ben button one is just plain boring. The movies still gonna rule though. More

Posted by shanewire at 17:55 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Is it me...
or is there something more sinister about those Benjamin Button posters. Pitt and Blanchett look...skewed, the Pitt one certainly is reversed as the writing is backwards. I wonder if there's more to these posters than just a couple of boring faces? More

Posted by willhanlan at 16:58 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

I think there is something wrong with my screen. Cate Blanchett is undeniably one of the most beautiful actresses gong but on the poster i'm seeing she looks like one of those celebrity children hybrids the Sunday tabloids photoshop up when they run out of kiss n tells More

Posted by Jo Wareham at 15:47 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

simone
i ment ramasscreen of course... ;) More

Posted by bocedisimone at 20:17 on 17 November 2008 | Report This Post

simone
Do you guys read ramsscreen.com too ,right? the moment he publishes something, you publish it too few hours later... :) I like him too! :) and i love you of course! More

Posted by bocedisimone at 20:16 on 17 November 2008 | Report This Post

Yeah I agree with the previous post about the posters being average. But the Independant/Art/Oscar films coming out this year (next year for us Brits) look to be a very high standard this year. I can't wait for both films. More

Posted by rbevanx at 19:15 on 17 November 2008 | Report This Post

Bet that took the ad agency fucking ages to think of
That's why they earn the big bucks. More

Posted by The_Hat at 19:02 on 17 November 2008 | Report This Post

A Curious Case...
The posters look fairly standard although Pitt and Blanchett are unashamedly beautiful people. Benjamin Button is the my most anticipated film for next year and even if these posters aren't exactly whetting my appetite, the film still looks like a blinder. More

Posted by evildave69 at 13:39 on 17 November 2008 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)