Last year director Robert Zemeckis started work on his 3D motion capture CG animated film Yellow Submarine based of the classic album and animated film from The Beatles. He had cast Cary Elwes to play George Harrison, Dean Lennox Kelly to play John Lennon, Peter Serafinowicz to play Paul McCartney and Adam Campbell to play Ringo Starr. It doesn't look like the movie is going to happen anytime soon.
Accroding to THR Disney has killed the film project due to the poor performance of Mars Needs Moms this past weekend, which Zemekis produced through his Image Movers. The $150 million dollar CGI animated movie only made $6.9 million at the box office. It 's also reported that there were budget issues as well. But it was the Mars box office return that put the final nail in the coffin. That was a huge loss!
Since Disney doesn't want any part of it, Zemikis is free to shop the film project around to other studios , so there's a chance that it will eventually happen. As of right now, he's going to regroup and figure out what his next movie will be.
Of course I was interested in seeing what Zemekis' vision for this film was, but who knows now if we'll ever see it happen.
The plan was to 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 original 1968 animated movie was based on the music by the Beatles and featured a storyline wherein a soldier called Old Fred meets up with the Beatles and travels in a yellow submersible to Pepperland. Among the group's encounters are the music-hating Blue Meanies.
What do you all think?