Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Remake In The Works

Director Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations to direct a remake of Yellow Submarine for Disney. Originally a 1968 animated feature based on music by the Beatles, Yellow Submarine was produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate.

Disney had no comment on the dealmaking, which is in the thick of trying to acquire the rights to the music to the film. Songs include the title track as well as classics such as "Eleanor Rigby," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "With a Little Help From My Friends."

Like all Zemeckis productions, Yellow Submarine would be done in performance capture and would also be a digital 3D endeavor.

The movie, a hit when it was released, is about a soldier called Old Fred who meets up with the Beatles and travels in a yellow submersible to Pepperland. Among the group's encounters are the Blue Meanies, music-hating creatures.