A new poster has popped up online for Robert Zemeckis' follow-up to the likes of 'Polar Express' and 'Beowulf', and that follow-up is 'A Christmas Carol'. The film will be approximately the 7 billionth adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale in which a curmudgeonly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by a number of ghosts who teach him the true meaning of the holiday (and shame on you if you didn't know that already). The film will consist entirely of motion-captured performances presented in 3D (just like his two previous works) and this allows the star, Jim Carrey, to play practically every role. He will, in fact, be taking on Scrooge as well as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and
Zemeckis has been a pioneer of both motion capture and 3D technology but one still has to wonder if this film could have been better served as a live action piece. A lot of Carrey's humour comes from his wild facial ticks and I seriously doubt these can be captured effectively with current technology, and what images there are out there for this film look like something straight out of a Playstation 3 game. Is this a case of technology for technology's sake?
As for the poster, I actually dig it. It looks nice and creepy. I feel that all good kids' films have some kind of creepy edge to them.
Source: DVD Forum