The Weinstein Company is developing a live-action adaptation of the popular book series Paddington, which is supposed to be one of this year’s big Christmas films. They recently released an image from the film featuring the story's talking bear. As you can see in the photo above, he is looking rather ominous. The internet went crazy with it and spawned a hilarious meme called “#CreepyPaddington,” and people are creating horror themed images featuring the bear. I've included information on the film after the photos.
Paddington will open Christmas Day and Colin Firth provides the voice of the bear. The movie also stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent. Here's the synopsis:
Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.
Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before.
But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat …