David Zucker doing Dickens?

Scary Movie 5 may be on hold…

According to the fine folks at Moviehole, spoof-master David Zucker isn’t currently gearing up to make Scary Movie 5, nor is he cranking up the cameras to work on his touted superhero mick-take (though heroes could well sneak into the plot).

Nope, apparently what’s in his sights – and set to start shooting next month – is a satirical tale based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Except it’s not Christmas, there are no carols and Zucker’s writing team is only lifting the bare bones plot from the original. In this version, “Scrooge” will be thumbing his nose at patriotic American values on the eve of Independence Day until three spirits visit him and put him right. Trip to Guantanamo Bay, anyone?

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