The remake of Yellow Submarine is sunk.
Director Robert Zemeckis has decided to abandon the proposed remake of the classic Beatles film. The new version was intended to be a motion-capture animated feature and has been in development in Hollywood for the past couple of years.
The remake would see Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell take over for John, Paul, George and Ringo in the film and was set to include song by the Beatles in the score.
Disney is said to have got cold feet about the project given the price tag associated with the film and the flop of several recent Zemeckis motion-capture animation films including Mars Needs Moms.
“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],” Zemeckis said.