- First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis' “Welcome to Marwen” starring Steve Carell
- A filmmaker Robert Zemeckis created a new film "Welcome to Marwen", which is inspired by Jeff Malmberg's 2010 documentary "Marwencol".
Also, the film “Welcome to Marwen” referred to an art book "Welcome to Marwencol", which was published by Chris Shellen and Mark Hogancamp in 2015.
The original film drew a photographer Mark Hogancamp, who was attacked by five men who beat him nearly to death outside of a bar in Kingston, New York in 2000.
After nine days in a coma, he awoke to find he had no memory of his previous adult life. He had to relearn how to eat, walk and write at age 38.
During rehabilitation, he created his own world building a 1/6-scale World War II-era Belgian town in his yard and populating it with dolls representing himself, his friends, and even his attackers, a tiny society called "Marwencol".
He recreated memories with his own world and captured in strikingly realistic photographs. His work is initially discovered by photographer David Naugle, who documented and shared his story with Esopus magazine and then his work was shown in a New York art gallery.
- "Welcome to Marwen" stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis, and Neil Jackson. Steve Carell plays as Mark Hogancamp.
Principal photography on the film began in Vancouver, Canada on August 14, 2017. The filming was completed around October 19, 2017.
The film is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2018.
- source : The New York Times