Thursday, August 20, 2009

Zemeckis boards YELLOW SUBMARINE


"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.

For more information on the movie, visit:

For more information on The Beatles: Rock Band, visit:

No comments:

Post a Comment