Robert Zemeckis Boards Yellow Submarine
Back To The Future director Robert Zemeckis has been handed the rights to make a new version of The Beatles’ psychedelic animated flick Yellow Submarine.
Zemeckis has been battling for months to be granted the music rights for the film, which will be performance capture-based and in full 3D. With the backing of Disney, he plans to have it finished by 2012.
The original Yellow Submarine from 1968 saw The Fab Four brought from Liverpool to the Land of Submarines, to help Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band see off the Blue Meanies – the music haters.
Although The Beatles themselves didn’t voice their characters, they provided the music, and appear at the epilogue.
This being a Mickey Mouse affair, the movie is also being considered for a Lion King-style stage show, and whether surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (who provided vocals for the song Yellow Submarine) will be involved remains to be seen.
The psychedelic Yellow Submarine finally in 3D… Sounds like a perfect partnership. We’re just waiting for it to hit the planetariums. Groovy.
Another remake just announced? Dirty Dancing. Trusay.