Coming to BBC One this Christmas in the UK and FX in the US, A Christmas Carol has been reimagined with Guy Pierce donning the mantle of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tom Hardy as Executive Producer alongside Ridley Scott(The Terror, The Martian), Dean Baker (Taboo, Driven to Extremes), Kate Crowe (Taboo, Misfits), Piers Wenger (Doctor Who, Blackout), and Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, See). And it seems this incarnation has brought an even darker feel, but then what would you expect from this line up of producers?
Greed has hold of Ebenezer, who is visited by three spirits to show him the impact of his life in an attempt to save him.
Starring Joe Alwyn (Mary Queen of Scots, Harriet) as Bob Cratchit, Stephen Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies) as Jacob Marley, Guy Pearce (The Innocents, Jack Irish) as Ebenezer Scrooge, Vinette Robinson (Sherlock, The A Word) as Mary Cratchit, Paul Chahidi (The Death of Stalin, Christopher Robin) as the Spirit of Businessman Past, Jason Flemyng (Pennyworth, Jamestown) as the Ghost of Christmas Future, and Andy Serkis (War of the Planet of the Apes, Avengers: Age of Ultron) as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Landing on the 19th of December in the US (on Sky Atlantic I believe) and on the 22nd in the UK (on BBC). The original book written by Charles Dickens was first published on the 19th of December 1843. You can watch the story of its creation on Netflix’s own The Man Who Invented Christmas.
And if you’re lucky enough to get book vouchers or an eReader from Santa check out the Noctisbellum Inc. books by K.T. McQueen. Click on the images to be taken to Amazon.
Book 1 is Stars and follows a group of friends who intend to be successful ghost hunters and set out on a Romanian adventure to prove that they can do it, what they encounter is a lot more real than ghosts and a lot more terrifying.
Book 2 is Moon is when Alice convinces her friends to travel to Romania and stay in her Grandmother’s home for a holiday. As they are getting settled and comfortable the snow starts to fall and the wolves start to howl. And out there, somewhere amongst the trees, the werewolves catch wind of her scent.
Horror and Fantasy Author – Also writing as K.T. McQueen. Love Western Horror, cowboy boots, my cactus Collin, & my Demon Cat.
Moths – I hate moths, the way they flutter at your face!