Friday, December 28, 2012

No Remake

... of the John, Paul, George and Ringo project.

[Yellow Submarine] 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]. With the current state of the industry, it’s difficult to stay passionate about it. The hardest thing for a filmmaker as he’s aging is saying, “How much more of this crap can I take?” It’s tough, I can only do it if I have a script to believe in. Like Flight”.

I could never figure out the reason to redo this particular animated feature in the first place. Mr. Zemeckis was going to, what? Make this baby in audience-pleasing mocap? With "almost real" motion capture recreations of the Fab Four?

Eeeewwww. How many people would that creep out?

Probably not many, because I can't imagine that crowds of movie-goers would be stampeding the box office to see the movie. But we don't have to worry about that now, because

1) Robert Zemeckis has lost interest and passion.
1) The project probably can't get financing anyway.

And you know? The bottom won't be dropping out of my life due to the cancellation of a mocap, Moving View Master remake of Yellow Submarine. I'm funny that way.


R Fischer said...

The concept art did look spectacular in the halls at IMD.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Well that's one thing to be thankful for.

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