Remake Mania, Beatlemania Meet on ‘Yellow Submarine’
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
Is it possible to pluck the Beatles’ psychedelic classic “Yellow Submarine” out of its original 1968 context and plunk it down somewhere around the year 2012 ... just in time for the London Olympics? In a bid that’s sure to sound like sacrilege to Beatles purists, director Robert Zemeckis hopes to do just that, with a little help from his friends at Disney. —KA
The New York Daily News:
Zemeckis plans to make the new “Yellow Submarine” in the same cutting-edge 3-D process he has used for other films like “The Polar Express,” “Beowulf,” and his upcoming version of “A Christmas Carol.”
[...] The deal would reportedly include rights for Disney to turn the film into a Broadway musical, like the company has already done with “The Lion King,” as well as a Cirque du Soleil production.