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The trailer for David Fincher’s new movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, is now available.
As many blogs have already commented, it looks mesmerising.
Loosely adapted from short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1922, it centres on the eponymous Benjamin Button, a man born old who then lives his life in reverse – ie. getting younger as time passes.
I can’t find any information to the contrary, but I would suspect it heavily influenced Philip K Dick’s science-fiction novel, Counter-Clock World which describes a future in which time has started to move in backwards, resulting in the dead reviving in their own graves, living their lives in reverse, eventually ending in returning to the womb.
Expect a few movies like this to appear over the coming months and years, including an adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s quite brilliant novel The Time Traveller’s Wife.
Ronald L. Mallett is the unlikely name for an African-American physicist working on a fully-funded project to build a time machine.
In 1955, when Mallett was 10 years old, his dad died suddenly of a heart attack. Inspired by events described in H.G. Wells’ pioneering work of fiction The Time Machine, Mallett has made it his life goal to create an actual time machine, so he can go back and warn his dad not to smoke.
Maverick director Spike Lee is set to make a film about Mallett’s life.
Note: 1955 is the year Marty McFly accidentally journeys back to in Back to The Future.
The basic premise of Mark Millar’s mini-series, Wanted, was a world of super-heroes that has been taken over by super-villains; only the super-heroes have been convinced by the villains that they’re ordinary people.
Wanted hits the big screen in the next few weeks.