There’ve been four versions of Charles DickensA Christmas Carol (the 1938 Hollywood version, the 1951 British version with Alistair Sim, the George C. Scott version and Scooged! with Bill Murray), and now a fifth is on the way — a digital 3D/performance capture version for the family trade with Jim Carrey as Scrooge, and Robert Zemeckis writing and directing for Disney. If Zemeckis is willing to go dark and spooky (in the vein of the ’51 British version), this could be intriguing with the visual opportunities provided by the three ghosts and the flashbacks and flash-forwards.