‘Yellow Submarine’ Remake Happening

No, Hollywood. You've remade everything and I only faulted you every time, but please do NOT remake Yellow Submarine, the movie based on the music of The Beatles! Alas, Robert Zemeckis (Beowulf) is doing just that for Disney. And to top it all off, he's doing it in 3D! Apparently this has been in negotiations for months now. Zemeckis just finished A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey, which is also in 3D and will be released November 6th. What's worse is that the remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr's voices will be replaced by actors'. It worked for Across the Universe, although Disney does have the reputation of making garbage when it's not Pixar-related. We've all seen first-hand how bad CGI/live action mixes. Alvin and the Chipmunks was terrible, and The Smurfs Movie looks equally as bad.

Don't get me wrong; Zemeckis is a good director. Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Cast Away. He had a great streak of movies going…until he discovered 3D. The Polar Express and
beyond has been one long series of a critically-acclaimed filmmaker throwing his entire career away. Some are saying that this is only happening because of the sudden success of Michael Jackson after his tragic death. Disney appears to want in on some of that money; next month being a huge month for The Beatles, with remastered CDs and a Rock Band game being released. All will be revealed come November. Let's see if Zemeckis has what it takes to pull this off.

Yellow Submarine is planned to be released around the 2012 Summer Olympics, which starts July 27th.

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