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Ice Cube to give us his best "Humbug" in new retelling of A Christmas Carol

09.16.2015

Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" has been adapted to film more times than I can count (obviously I can't count very high) and according to Deadline, yet other version will soon be on the way. Universal has come out on top in a bidding war for HUMBUG, a contemporary retelling of the Charles Dickens’ tale which is set to star Ice Cube in the lead role.

Ice Cube will play "a wealthy real estate mogul shown a path to redemption by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future" in the film which will see him reunited with his RIDE ALONG 2 director, Tim Story. The script, which comes from Todd R. Jones and Earl Ritchey Jones, was originally set to be produced at Relativity, but after they filed for Chapter 11, the script was once again up for grabs. Christmas films are usually a sure bet, and as Ice Cube's name is currently riding high due to the success of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, it's no wonder that Universal is moving forward with HUMBUG. Another sure thing, Ice Cube yelling at one or more of the ghosts.

The last feature film adaptation of "The Christmas Carol" was just six years ago and starred Jim Carrey as both Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts. A CHRISTMAS CAROL was also one of Robert Zemeckis' forays into motion-capture animation. Dead eyes all around!

Which film version of "A Christmas Carol" is your favourite? Mine would be the 1951 adaptation starring Alastair Sim.

Source: Deadline

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10:32AM on 09/18/2015
Scrooged with Bill Murray will always be my favorite adaptation.
Scrooged with Bill Murray will always be my favorite adaptation.
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8:22AM on 09/17/2015

"Cocaine is a hell of a drug"

I have no idea what the executive who dreamed this up was snorting, smoking or mainlining, but I don't want any.

What, they get Justin Bieber as Tiny Tim? "God bless us, , everyone."
I have no idea what the executive who dreamed this up was snorting, smoking or mainlining, but I don't want any.

What, they get Justin Bieber as Tiny Tim? "God bless us, , everyone."
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3:38AM on 09/17/2015
They'll have to change the story though because Ice Cube doesn't get into the holiday spirit. He's just going to scowl at all the ghosts and intimidate them into leaving him alone.
They'll have to change the story though because Ice Cube doesn't get into the holiday spirit. He's just going to scowl at all the ghosts and intimidate them into leaving him alone.
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11:30PM on 09/16/2015

Extra Tidbit: Scrooged

I don't think it's the best adaptation of there,mind you, but it is my personal favorite. Murray as Scrooge for the win.
I don't think it's the best adaptation of there,mind you, but it is my personal favorite. Murray as Scrooge for the win.
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10:43PM on 09/16/2015
This idea intrigues me even though it shouldn't.
This idea intrigues me even though it shouldn't.
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10:39PM on 09/16/2015
Is it too obvious to think that Kevin Hart will be cast in this as well?
Is it too obvious to think that Kevin Hart will be cast in this as well?
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