Sunday, July 08, 2007

IM Digital Snags Jim Carrey

Robert Zemeckis's cgi house IM Digital will be doing a Dickens epic in the near future. And the principal voice talent will be... Mr. Carrey:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jim Carrey, who brought Dr. Seuss' Grinch to life on the big screen, will soon play another holiday curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, and three ghosts who haunt him, in a computerized remake of "A Christmas Carol," the Walt Disney Co. said on Friday.

Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis will direct the movie from his own script, based on the Charles Dickens classic novel, a Disney spokeswoman said.

The movie will blend live action with 3-D digital animation and a computer-graphics style called "performance capture," which Zemeckis used in his 2004 holiday adventure "The Polar Express" and his upcoming film "Beowulf," the spokeswoman said.

The IATSE (our mother international) organized IMD several months back. The company's principal facility is in the bay area. No idea when Christmas Carol is going to be released, let alone completed.

Watch this space.


Anonymous said...

SO, is IM Digital actually owned by TWDC?

Steve Hulett said...

IM Digital is part of the Disney Family now.

(Owned by the Walt Disney Company.)

Anonymous said...

Carrey will be ACTING in the pic. Not so much just doing the voice. It's performance capture.

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