Jim Carrey by Theo Wargo/WireImage.com
will play Ebenezer Scrooge -
as well as
the three ghosts that haunt him - in a new big-screen adaptation of Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol
, to be written and directed for Disney by
. Zemeckis will shoot the film using "performance capture/Disney digital 3-D" animation, a technique he introduced in Tom Hanks'
and fine-tuned for
(an upcoming film starring Angelina Jolie), a bit of live action and a dash of
-esque computer graphics.
And just like that,