Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Robert Zemeckis has directed some really great films over the years, but recently he's taken to only making motion capture films, and has gone on record stating he will never make a film without motion capture again.

Currently Zemeckis is currently wrapping up his next motion capture extravaganza, an adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Months and months ago it was announced that Jim Carrey would be appearing in the film as Ebenezzer Scrooge, with rumors of Bob Hoskins involvement, and cameos from BTTF alum Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Then it was announced that Carrey would be playing the 3 ghosts of Christmas on top of Scrooge.

Rumors have swirled that Carey Elwes was involved in some way with talks that he was both playing several characters and that he was only standing in for Carrey in some scenes.

Now it's been announced that Oldman (who joined the cast back in November) would be playing the main characters left over by Carrey, namely Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Marley.

So basically it's become a two-man play. What this means for the involvement of Fox, Lloyd, Hoskins, and Elwes is not clear. Either way the movie sounds like another interesting undertaking from Zemeckis. I guess we'll just have to wait until November 6th of next year, when the film is scheduled to open.


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