Far-fetched, you say.
Maybe not so much when you consider the news that Disney and director Robert Zemeckis are in final negotations to remake the 60’s animated Beatles film, “Yellow Submarine.”
The deal has been months in the making, due to complicated negotations between all the parties involved in the orginal. The biggest piece of the puzzle appears to be Zemeckis’ desire to have the rights to reuse all the classic Beatles songs used in the original.
Zemeckis’ desire is to update the movie using the same 3-D motion capture technology and animation employed for this year’s upcoming “A Christmas Carol,” starring Jim Carey.
The hope is to have “Yellow Submarine” ready to premiere around the 2012 Summer Olympics, which begins July 27 in London.
The desire to bring back the Beatles ties into a renewed interest in the iconic rock band. The Fab Four will be featured as part of an upcoming Rock Band title later this year.
In the original, actors provided voices for the animated version of the Beatles. John, Paul, George and Ringo appeared in the closing moments of the film.