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12 June 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  |  Source: www.traileraddict.com

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It’s been a long time coming but netheads have finally been given the chance to check out the teaser trailer for David Fincher’s upcoming modern fable The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Click below to take a look or click here.

It appears the Fight Club director has been poring over the work of Jean-Pierre Jeunet as it’s all looking rather City Of Lost Children – but we reckon that can’t be a bad thing.

The movie, adapted from the classic 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, finds Brad Pitt playing a character who was “born under unusual circumstances” – a man who enters the world in his eighties and ages backwards. The story begins in New Orleans at the end of World War I and follows Button’s backwards trajectory into the 21st Century.
 
Fincher’s follow-up to Zodiac also stars Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond. It’s due to be released in the new year, although no UK date has been confirmed yet.



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L: AYBGerrardo agent cooper, i agree, zodiac was last year's best in the UK... TWBB is already this year's best (and slightly better than Zodiac if you count it as a 2007 movie) imo, juuust ahead of NCFOM... And yes, Pitt is an amazing underrated actor...regardless of what people like darktrain say, his performances in Se7en, Fight Club, Babel and Assasination (among others) make him for me one of the finest actors of the generation... Benjamin Button will be a real tear-jerker btw.. More

Posted by agent cooper at 18:16 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post

Beautiful teaser, but...
...I really have to wonder how they're going to get around the biological impossibility of a woman giving birth to a full grown man, no matter how small and wrinkly they make him as an 80 year old! Looks like its going to take one enormous suspension of disbelief, but otherwise seems set to be a very sweet film. More

Posted by UrbanGypsy at 15:26 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post

No.
That´s called a teaser trailer these days? One of those where I have the feeling I have already seen the entire movie. Count me out. More

Posted by RoboMan24 at 12:35 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post

I didn't know what to make of the premise, but this looks just fantastic! Count me in! More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 11:13 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post

Think this is one of the best teasers I've seen,beautiful and haunting-and Cate looks gorgeous!Pitt is on a roll here as this becomes the most anticipated movie of the year for me. More

Posted by rams at 09:49 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post

Hell Yeah! Fincher is one of the best directors around - and this trailer makes me really interested in this film. More fantastical (different for Fincher) and the visuals have a poetic quality. More

Posted by spikespiegel at 01:54 on 13 June 2008 | Report This Post

The movie looks awesome folks.....
IGN has the new PUNISHER trailer starring Ray (im out of Rome) Stevenson, it seems to have sod all in common with the Thomas Jane version of a couple of years back,which will, in time, be regarded as a quality classic compared to the sub-standard straight-to-dvd crapathon featured in this godawful talent free sequel-trailer. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:32 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, with a button-sized teaser... More

Posted by John Firth at 23:15 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

agent cooper, i agree, zodiac was last year's best in the UK... TWBB is already this year's best (and slightly better than Zodiac if you count it as a 2007 movie) imo, juuust ahead of NCFOM... And yes, Pitt is an amazing underrated actor...regardless of what people like darktrain say, his performances in Se7en, Fight Club, Babel and Assasination (among others) make him for me one of the finest actors of the generation... Benjamin Button will be a real tear-jerker btw.... particularly after h More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 20:18 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

agent cooper, i agree, zodiac was last year's best in the UK... TWBB is already this year's best (and slightly better than Zodiac if you count it as a 2007 movie) imo, juuust ahead of NCFOM... And yes, Pitt is an amazing underrated actor...regardless of what people like darktrain say, his performances in Se7en, Fight Club, Babel and Assasination (among others) make him for me one of the finest actors of the generation... Benjamin Button will be a real tear-jerker btw.... particularly after h More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 20:03 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Finally!! I was impressed witht he youtube crapovision spanish trailer, now we get it in english, even better :) Looks awesome and has every possibility of doing so. Can't wait! More

Posted by richCie at 19:52 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

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The premise is awesome. The trailer fantastic. A potential masterpiece??? More

Posted by Jasper at 19:10 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

It's Fincher he's a genius and I like Pitt when he's on form considering DF elicited Brad's two finest performances of his career out of him I'd say we are in for a treat. He's becoming his De Niro and that's no bad thing, Zodiac was much underrated and for my money last years finest film and this just looks like Fincher breaking new ground, can't wait! More

Posted by agent cooper at 18:35 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

OMG at last!
This is in my top three of films I can't wait to see... The short story its based on is a mini-masterpiece and I've been aching for a Pitt/Fincher reunion... I'm very happy with the trailer... although the story itself has been extended, the outline remains unchanged. It looks like its going to be an emotionally involving story... More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 16:57 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmm
Looks awesome. There's been a stupidly long, Jesse James-esque wait for this film, but it looks well worth it. Incedentally, I agree with the Alien 3 comment - I bought the special edition a few months ago having not watched it for about ten years and I was very pleasantly surprised by it. I prefer Fincher's special edition to the original Alien, in fact. The man can do no wrong. More

Posted by themarquis at 16:37 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmm
I don't watch trailers for films I know i'm gonna see. But with this I had to make an exception. After Dark Knight this is my most anticipated film. I really hope it comes out this year. More

Posted by BatFan at 16:26 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmm
you like fincher yet "cant stand brad pitt"??! what about fight club and seven? surely those two roles alone show that hes no "one-trick pony"?? that aside- this looks amazing. my first thought was jeunet when i saw the trailer, and the premise of fincher with a jeunet influence can only be a good thing. cant wait. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 16:21 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

hmmmm
cant stand brad pitt..one trick pony..acts as if he has a twitch and mumbles most of his lines...i like david finchers film so am a bit undecided if i wanna go see this..alien 3 would have been better had the studios not meddled with finchers vision for the film More

Posted by darktrain at 16:18 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

looks.....
stunning. Fincher can do no wrong (well, maybe apart from Alien 3) More

Posted by Moosedog at 16:02 on 12 June 2008 | Report This Post

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