Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"A Christmas Carol" Secrets Revealed! Zemeckis & Carrey 3D Movie Spoilers!

** UPDATE April 2nd, 2008 - This source has confirmed that there are indeed Crachits in the movie just like the original. He was passing on that he had not seen any lines for Crachits from what he had saw back then, but that now he has seen lines for Crachit, Tiny Tim and Crachit's mother.

What is this, some sort of "Exclusive Spoilers Week" at MarketSaw? YOU BET! I am damn excited about what my sources have been able to uncover - and it doesn't stop at the "Avatar" exclusive posted yesterday. I feel like Jim Carrey's "Fire Marshall Bill" character from Saturday Night Live who was always yelling "Let me show ya somethin' !"

Today's big news comes from "Christmas Caroler" - a longtime fan of MarketSaw, so that means before we broke all "The Hobbit" exclusives lol. Now I do not have as much of a storied history with this particular source as I do with others, but it all rings with the sound of truth to me and he has the ability to have seen this information to be sure. So with that knowledge, we continue...

"Christmas Caroler" (CC) contacted me and shed some much needed light on Robert Zemeckis' "A Christmas Carol" that will be hitting theaters on November 6th, 2009. A LOT of light it turns out! There are spoilers in this so you know the routine by now - and if you don't - READ MORE MARKETSAW! :-)

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- A Christmas Carol is full of Jim Carrey humor: Lots of yelling, screaming and facial expressions.
- He plays 4 characters at least - Scrooge and the ghosts. This is not new info of course, but confirmed.
- Michael J. Fox is DEFINITELY in the movie (IMDB shows it as a rumor). He has plenty of lines that are pure Fox humor - always down on himself, and very SARCASTIC. My source did not pass on what role he is playing however, although IMDB has him as Tiny Tim.
- There is a "Beggar" character that is constantly piping up with witty one liners throughout the movie. He will be seen carrying a cup.

- There is a scene where ALL THREE of Carrey's ghost interact. They don't speak English either exactly - they speak with thick accents and the words don't sound right. There are actually spaces -or gaps of silence - between their words. Weird! Sounds awesome, but very odd. Right up Carrey's alley to be sure!
- Jim Carrey does A LOT of improvisation here. This is to be expected, but now it has been confirmed by a source. Apparently this improvisation has been a part of the movie since it was written! This openness to creativity has all been approved and made to happen by Zemeckis. Good on you Bob! They have a lot of confidence in Carrey and justifiably so. The guy cracks me up - always has.

- There are NO CRATCHITS in this movie! The movie deviates from the original Dicken's classic in favor of some very funny scenes involving Jim Carrey - and others...
- The storyline is of course very funny but also heartwarming.

- YEP! THE BIG GUY IS IN IT. Remember little Sammi Hanratty letting this slip? Well it has been confirmed by my source.
- Santa wears - get this - a red and PURPLE Santa suit!
- My source heard John Goodman could be the actor in this role but he was NOT sure, so do not count on this. Only count on seeing Santa Claus in it.
- You can expect the REINDEERS to talk! Yep. Apparently Rudolph doesn't like Blitzen and they all have very unique voices.
- Santa and the reindeer don't have a very big impact on the film as far as storyline goes, but you can expect this part to be HILARIOUS. It's more like a cameo appearance :-)
- Apparently Santa is thinner in this movie than others.
- Sammi Hanratty is the character that interacts with Santa and the reindeer. I suspect it is her catching him performing his "Christmasly duties".

My source keep referring to something sneaking up on us and it being a "monster" hit - so it would NOT surprise me if the Grinch (I know - red tape with this) gets into this somehow (Carrey's character after all) or perhaps the Abominable Snowman? - but this is just my conjecture at this point. I could be way off on that - but he did hint at something! He said he would get back to me soon with more, so... This particular source (god love him) likes to have me guess most of the time at what is going on in the movie before he will confirm. SCOUNDREL! However, he is more than friendly and a great MarketSaw source. A great part of the family :-)

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So there you have it. AWESOME isn't it? I can't wait to see how all this great storyline and character development plays out in the performance capture (the same technology he used for Beowulf found here) that Zemeckis is famous for.

It feels like Christmas around here already :-)

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