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.

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