A Christmas Carol Director Discusses Superheroes
11.05.09 by BJSprecher
With comic book adaptations all the rage in Hollywood these days, MTV used a recent press conference for A Christmas Carol to ask prolific moviemaker Robert Zemeckis why he has never made a superhero movie. Zemeckis said:
I'm a superhero fan, although I actually have never been offered one. I've never really brought one to someone and said, "I really want to do this superhero [movie]." Obviously, I love the form, as movies really are the extension of comic books.
Of course, you don't build a Hollywood resume as impressive as Zemeckis' without knowing how to deal with the press. He easily turned the conversation back to the movie at hand.
The one thing about A Christmas Carol — it's been made more times than Batman.