[photogallerylink id=55052 align=right] Fans that were looking forward to a remake of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm]’ Yellow Submarine in 3D with 16 Beatles tracks shouldn’t hold their breath.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney has backed out of it’s Yellow Submarine 3D commitment and sources say it’s due to budget concerns.
Robert Zemeckis was to direct the remake but sources say Disney lost interest in Zemeckis, who also produced the animated movie, Mars Needs Moms, a recent Disney flick with a budget of $150 million and a return of merely $6.9 million on opening weekend. Disney claims the Yellow Submarine 3D project was called off well before Mars Needs Moms opened.
The Beatles were to be played by Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell utilizing motion capture animation. But realistic motion capture hasn’t been time tested for audience approval.
There is still hope for Yellow Submarine 3D as Zemeckis is free to shop the project around and find another studio that might approve of his style.
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