By Borys Kit
Dickens by way of "Tales From the Crypt"?
That is what Robert Zemeckis and Disney's "A Christmas Carol" seems to evoke by the footage screened today at Comic-Con. “Christmas Carol” was the first movie to hit the cavernous Hall H and also kicked off what is basically 3D day at the Con, its first ever.
The motion capture was steps above Zemeckis' own "Beowulf" and was incredibly immersive.
Zemeckis tackled the uncanny valley theory, which deals with the perfecting of humans in the medium. "I think we’ve gotten pretty close to perfecting this. ... We’ve learned how to light these eyes ... to paint the highlights. We have the technology to read the movement of the retina,” he said.
He said he would “never say never” about coming back to live action film, but “I am am dedicated to sending this art form into the world. ... I love the control the art form gives the director. I can put the camera anywhere I want. I doesn’t have to obey the laws of physics.”
And he tantalized the audience about the possibility of a sequel to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
"I can neither confirm nor deny. I will tell you this: If that ever does happen ... the 2D characters will remain 2D. They will no be dimensionalized. Though (a sequel) would not exclude 3D.”