Robert Zemeckis Will Let His ‘Yellow Submarine’ Remake Die

Posted by at 4:09 pm on December 28, 2012

Here’s It looks to be dead Jim! Total Film spoke with Flight director Robert Zemeckis recently, and the filmmaker revealed that he is no longer interested in remaking the animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine.

The idea to remake the film using motion capture technology had been floating around holly since 2009. In 2010 Disney shut down Zemeckis’ ImageMovers company after he started to cast the flick.  NowtThis shut down happen after one of the biggest box office bombs of all time, Mars Needs Moms.

There was some brief talk that Zemeckis was taking the project to Universal but that never moved past the rumor stage.  In his interview with Total Film, the director essentially says he’s done with Yellow Submarine for good. Here are his exact quotes:

“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 8-ball when do you a remake. It gets harder and harder [to make movies]. With the current state of the industry, it’s difficult to stay passionate about it. The hardest thing for a filmmaker as he’s aging is saying, “How much more of this crap can I take?” It’s tough, I can only do it if I have a script to believe in. Like Flight”.

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