"Robert Zemeckis is negotiations to direct a remake of Yellow Submarine for Disney.
Yellow Submarine was a 1968 animated feature based on music by the Beatles. It was produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate.
Like all Zemeckis productions [beginning with The Polar Express up to his latest film A Christmas Carol], the film would be done in performance capture and would also be a digital 3D endeavor.
The original is about a soldier called Old Fred who meets up with the Beatles and travels in a yellow submersible to Pepperland. Among the group's encounters are the Blue Meanies, music-hating creatures."
A lot of my fellow movie buffs, myself included are asking "How?" and "Why?". I know one half of the question, how - performance capture can make anybody in the world look like anybody else. They can make a five-year-old look like he's 80 and vice-versa.
Does Disney care (I'm sure they know) that the original was extraordinarily weird? I'm actually interested in playing The Beatles: Rock Band.
Also, Robert Zemeckis' first theatrical film was titled I Wanna Hold Your Hand after a Beatles song. Coincidence? Or am I watching Back to the Future way too much? Don't answer that.
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