Yahoo! Movies has put out a new teaser trailer for the Robert Zemeckis motion capture holiday remake of Charles Dickens‘ A Christmas Carol. It was just announced that Zemeckis would be giving this treatment to a remake of the 1968 Beatles’ movie, Yellow Submarine, so this trailer is an instant example of what can be done using the technology.
The movie stars Jim Carrey multi-tasking like a mad man, filling the roles of Ebenezer Scrooge, and the three ghosts: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. It of course tells the classic tale of a wicked, greedy, bitter old man who’s cruel to all who interact with him. One holiday season, his wretched treatment of others goes too far and eventually sees him visited by three ghosts who take him on a trip through time, observing his entire life in hopes that this outside perspective of himself will alter how he treats others.
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The more I see of this, the more excited I get. I’ll be a man and admit it: I LOVE me some Mickey’s Christmas Carol — it’s a childhood favorite of mine, so any telling of the tale is appealing. It wouldn’t be going out on a limb here to say that this could easily become one of those movies you just have to watch every single holiday season, and that makes it a must see.
A Christmas Carol also has a great supporting cast that includes Gary Oldman, who is also taking on the multiple roles of Bob Cratchit, Marley, and Tiny Tim (wait, what?!), Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Michael J. Fox, and Bob Hoskins.