'Yellow Submarine' Remake Torpedoed NY Magazine
Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis' plan to remake the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" has fallen apart, reports New York Magazine. Disney was behind the project but is no longer on board -- perhaps in part because the director's enthusiasm for the project appears to have waned.
Zemeckis, who is riding high with the success of the Denzel Washington drama "Flight," said recently of "Yellow Submarine”: “That would have been a great one to bring the Beatles back to life. But it’s probably better not to be remade -- you’re always behind the eight-ball when do you a remake."
The filmmaker then veered into talking about "the state of the industry" and how difficult it is to stay enthused about moviemaking, the piece notes.
"Yellow Submarine" was originally filmed in 1968 as an animated musical, using the music of the Beatles. However, their cartoon characters were voiced by other actors, not the Fab Four.