There is a remake of Yellow Submarine ahead of us! Disney intends indeed to bring a breath of fresh air to The Beatles' 1968 animated movie which has since become cult. This new Yellow Submarine movie will use the latest technologies and will be produced in 3D, hence its title of Yellow Submarine 3D.
Director Robert Zemeckis has been hired to head the film development. But he won't be working under the aegis of Pixar as some may have hoped. Disney prefers to assign the project to ImageMovers Digital, Disney's state-of-the-art performance capture animation studio which is operated in conjunction with Zemeckis and his partners.
Disney has already unveiled a first promo picture of the Yellow Submarine 3D:
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Robert Zemeckis is rather excited at idea of directing the Yellow Submarine 3D:
For this fantastic new voyage to Pepperland, Zemeckis will incorporate the 16 Beatles songs and recordings from the original motion picture licensed from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and EMI-Capitol Records, respectively. The songs include "All Together Now", "All You Need Is Love", "Eleanor Rigby", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "With A Little Help From My Friends" while combining his unique vision and style to bring this dazzling tale to life.
"The movie is set in Pepperland, an undersea paradise inhabited by music lovers who live in peace and harmony and are protected by Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. That is... until they are threatened by the music hating Blue Meanies. It's up to John, Paul, George and Ringo to set off on a magical adventure in their yellow submarine and bring music and harmony back to Pepperland."
Robert Zemeckis got a real challenge ahead of us: you can be sure that his remake of the Yellow Submarine will be compared to the original film! So he'd better deliver a movie at least as great as the original or the fans of the Beatles will spit on him!
Here's a clip from the original Yellow Submarine:
Anyway, I'm quite impatient the Yellow Submarine 3D: wouldn't miss such a psychedelic movie in 3D!