Now it seems Dickens' tale about not focusing on money during Christmastime will be part of the ongoing streaming wars between several giant corporations. Apple, Disney, and Netflix all have their own takes on A Christmas Carol in the pipeline. Apple is releasing one starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds that may have bafflingly cost "over $100 million." (Which is over $40 million more than what it cost to make Deadpool.)
Not to be outdone, Disney will be releasing Marley, a musical retelling told from the perspective of Scrooge's late business partner and chain fetishist Jacob Marley. Netflix has Humbug, starring Ice Cube as a "wealthy real estate mogul" who'll of course be haunted (we assume by the hologram-ghosts of Eazy-E and Tupac). Although it's hard to believe that any of these will beat A Christmas Cop, starring Norwegian bodybuilder Daniel Stisen as "Detective Sergeant Nils Scroogesen."
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