Some more information is coming out about Disney’s A Christmas Carol, set for the 2009 Holiday Season.
Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late.
We didn’t have any cinematic tools to actually present the story the way it’s written. Generally, the Ghost of Christmas Past is played by a woman wearing a wedding gown, but if you read what Dickens actually wrote, it is a very bizarre, surreal character like what we put on screen.
Robert Zemeckis, Director
The director screened about 8 minutes of footage, in 3D, recently at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is being created using the same motion-capture techniques used in The Polar Express and Beowulf and should enable the integration of the live-action and digital animation to create a new version of the story, heretofore unseen by any audience.
Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Future
Bob Hoskins as Mr. Fezziwig
Christopher Lloyd as Marley s Ghost
Robin Wright Penn
Wrapping it up
The story has been one of my favorites since I first saw it as a child, later reading the book countless times. It will be interesting to see what twists and turns the director will take us on throughout his version of A Christmas Carol.