Disney Sinks Robert Zemeckis' 'Yellow Submarine' Remake
Reported by Outsiders - 10:36 PM 2011.03.14
According to THR, The Walt Disney Company has decided to sink Robert Zemeckisí 'Yellow Submarine' remake of the classic Beatles film.
Few issues came before the dismal end of the project including budget issues, and a key presentation was to have made before the Beatles heirs kept being pushed back. The nail in the coffin came just this last weekend when Disney's "Mars Needs Mom" had a disastrous $6.9 million opening for the $150 million-budgeted Mars, produced by Zemeckis.
The 1968 animated remake with the use of 16 Beatles songs in the film, which was to employ cutting-edge motion-capture technology. Cary Elwes (George Harrison), Dean Lennox Kelly (John Lennon), Peter Serafinowicz (Paul McCartney) and Adam Campbell (Ringo Starr) were cast as the Beatles.
Zemeckis is now free to shop the project around to other studios.