I recently wrote about Robert Zemeckis and his filmography. More specifically, how I wish he would leave behind his obsession of the decade of 3D animated classic (Polar Express, Beowolf, and 2009's A Christmas Carol).
And lo and behold the bad news I hear today...Zemeckis is rumored to be working on a big screen adaptation of The Nutcracker.
Yes, that's right, another feature length Zemeckis Christmas movie.
Apparently, his intentions are not to bring Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite to the big screen, but instead a faithful adaptation of it's source 1816 source material Nutcracker and Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffman.
Honestly, I'm surprised this hasn't been done up recently on the big screen. I can see how when Zemeckis and studio execs start brainstorming there holiday line-ups how they could easily be allured by such an idea.
It's practically Toy Story: The Prequel (and because Zemeckis works with Tom Hanks, who knows, this version of the Nutcracker might even have Woody the Cowboy).
So with A Christmas Carol number one at the box office sweeping in over $30 million opening weekend (the first weekend in November, mind you) I can say, Zemeckis is probably wondering why he wasted all that creativity with films like Back to the Future, Contact, and Forrest Gump.
Photo from Voice of Dance.