The Z-Man is back with a new movie that looks to test the patience of even a die-hard fan like me. I’m talking about Robert Zemeckis, whose upcoming new movie Welcome to Marwen stars Steve Carrell as a man who retreats to the fantasy of his homemade dolls in order to deal with the intense pressures of the world:
“When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.”
Judging from the trailer, I’m guessing that the element of this story (which is already the subject of the documentary Marwencol) that interested Zemeckis was the opportunity to animate those dolls — one of whom is played by Janelle Monae. Check it out:
Welcome to Marwen will be welcomed into theaters this November. You can check out its official site in the meantime right here.