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Ack! Zemeckis and Disney remaking YELLOW SUBMARINE?!? It's all in the mind, y'know.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Look, I love Robert Zemeckis' flicks and it's kind of appropriate that he tackle another Beatles film since his first real calling card as a director was the Beatlemania flick I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND, but YELLOW SUBMARINE is very, very dear to me. I love the animation style, the biting satire and just plain weirdness of the original animated movie and I worry that remaking it will lose one of those key elements that made the original work so well. So, I'm a bit nervous. Disney and Zemeckis are quietly closing a deal on the remake which will have Zemeckis doing his performance capture thing in recreating the Blue Meanies' invasion of Pepperland... in 3-D. My skittishness aside, if Zemeckis can bring all the weirdness over and bring some new ingredients to make a new, improved tasty dish then this could be a brilliant move. It's tricky stuff is all I'm saying. I mean, as weird and trippy and surface level as the original cartoon movie appears to be, my heart still breaks for Jeremy Hilary Boob during the Nowhere Man number. Mike Fleming's blog at Variety, where the story broke, mentions a team of lawyers surrounding this deal, including a post-film staging on Broadway. The hope is to have the film ready to premiere 2012... hopefully before we all fall into the ocean like the Mayans and Roland Emmerich predict. My last words on this... Robert Zemeckis, sir... if you're going to do this and bring your A Game and make this worthy or the original... please incorporate the original closing footage of the movie. I know that sounds like a distraction in the making, but since you can't recreate the original Fab Four throwing us out to All Together Now in live action I think it'd be a nice nod to them and their fans. Thems my thoughts. Yours?

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Herc here!!
Just wanted to react to the hate in talkback by asking, "What if it looked and sounded like something of this nature?":
I say love is all you need, and Zemeckis loves The Beatles!! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ...To Weep. Zemeckis? I dunno....Paisley-Flavored Psychedelia never seemed to be his forte...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Hate Zemeckis' motion capture crap and hate YELLOW SUB.

    by FlickaPoo I guess that's it.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    At least they're not giving it to Tim Burton.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by Flying Spaghetti Monster

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    why does everything have to be remade?

    by gringostar

    I am so sick of re-imaginings, updated classics, and re-boots... make original films already.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Just make a NEW Beatles flick.

    by Nice Marmot

    Base it on The White Album. Go ape shit w/ all the animation, motion capture, whatever you want! Remakes, remakes, remakes, fucking remakes . . . .

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    ...and I've had enough of the Beatles to last a lifetime...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...maybe two. They were good, but oy, my achin' scrote.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Just wait til next month, FlicaPoo.

    by Nice Marmot

    09/09/09 . . .

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Why doesn't he....

    by LHombreSiniestro

    just make "Gump & Co." in mo-cap?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Stupid Idea

    by Jerri Blank

    The original was a product of its time and everything about the film's look and design reflects that period. Yellow Submarine was quite a hit with both familys and college kids because of the Beatles' enormous popularity at the time of release. The only way I see this working is to do 3-D CGI to the soundtrack of the original, creating a shot-by-shot remake of the film with modern technology. Like what Van Sant tried with Psycho. But I cannot see this having any box-office appeal, except to us Beatle fans. Kids today could care less about a band from 40 years ago.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see this than a sequel to Hancock.

    by ChezKing

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    bad, bad, bad idea

    by frank cotton

    are these people insane? take the ORIGINAL, and 3D it, that i could get behind. but i absolutely WILL NOT watch a remake. who do they think will go to see it? seriously?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.


    Just stop it already, Bob.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by maliswan

    It stinks. ALL OF IT. 3-D is for directors unable to MAKE FILM, AS IN FILM-MAKING! As in: Tell a STORY. By EDITING SOME FILM TOGETHER. (just my opinion)

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST about an event film based on WINGS instead?...

    by FlickaPoo, I crack myself up.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Jerri Blank...are you really so very elderly?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    And, No, We Will Not Collapse In 2012...

    by maliswan

    2083 is the date. Mark it on your calenders!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Never smoked enough pot to get into this.

    by Mankind

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    The following statements are true.

    by maxbz

    Yellow Submarine is an amazing film. The concept of a re-make is hilarious and dull. Zemeckis hasn't made anything interesting since the Back to the Future trilogy.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Zemeckis hates real life people. He prefers digital people.

    by Orionsangels

    He doesn't want to deal with real humans, so he quit working with them. Now we the audience suffer through these awful digital movies with synthetic actors. While wondering how much better (Beowulf) this movie would have been with real live human actors.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Who are the ad wizards...

    by wampa 1

    ...that came up with this one?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    They should hand out "mood enhancers" before every showing...

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Instead of 3-D Glasses, there should be an usher (In a dirty uniform of course) offering you a choice of Pot, Shrooms, Syrup, Crack, Needles, Weed or Cocaine and a rolled up 20 dollar bill before each screening.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The Beatles is an exciting IP to mine


    I hope I can live on as a CGI cartoon and plastic doll produced by a gigantic media corporation long after I've been shot to death.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    oh i really hope it stars the Jonas brothers

    by JettL93

    that would be so awesome!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Come on Zemeckis, I love ya to death but...

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    for the love of everything sacred and true STOP THIS MADNESS! Sincerly, I've had just about enough. Is there any doubt that all of his mo-cap flicks would have been vastly improved had he instead just gone with live action? I mean what's the point of spending untold fortunes trying to make cartoons look and move exactly like photo realistic humans? You know what you could do , now just hear me out on this, is just go film (NOT record! FILM!) real genuine human being, authentic costumes and settings and then simply add the impossible through CG means. Revolutionary concept, I know (shaking my raised hands together side-to-side in self congratulatory victory { there a word for that?})<p> And leave the Beatles alone, haven't they been ravaged enough already (julie taymor)? <p> Just give me a Pink Floyd inspired film directed by Tarsem, THAT would be cool news.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Great now everyone can weep over John Lennon AGAIN

    by Quin the Eskimo

    What an asshole.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Great now everyone can weep over John Lennon AGAIN

    by Quin the Eskimo

    What an asshole.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by Jerri Blank

    You have no idea how old I am. I'm so old I fart dust. And do you propose remaking "Wings" the first film to win the Academy Award, or "Wings', the American sit-com?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by theycallmemrtibbs


  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    a movie about the beatles without them?

    by Bouncy X

    that seems pretty pointless. this was their movie, they starred in it. it be as retarded as remaking an Elvis movie and using an impersonator. so what, they're gonna cast voice actors who can sound like them?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Their music lives on, but.......

    by closeencounter

    I feel a stinker coming our way. But you just never know. And for Beatles haters, I have three kids, ages 34 to 9. They know who the Beatles are/were. They recognize their songs. They like The Beatles. Whether a remake or a brand new movie, they will want to watch it because, at the very least, the music will be excellent. Now, if this movie sucks, then it will be because of the folks behind the cameras or script or the actors themselves, NOT because of the music, which is timeless.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Add my "Why?!" to the pile.

    by Dingbatty

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Guys, we have to support Zemeckis on this one


    I know what you're going to say: "but Zemeckis hasn't made a watchable film in nearly 20 years!" Well hold the phone. We're talking about a man who made films that defined our youth. When you say that to me, it's like you're insulting my daddy. I don't know why daddy changed, why he does the things he does, but he's still my daddy and I will always love him. I'll keep paying for his movies. I'll go see Yellow Submarine 3D with sincere hope in my heart, and then one day he will notice me and smile, like he used to, and begin production on Roger Rabbit 2. Everything will be just like it was.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Boomers: please let go of the culture.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Why couldn't they animate a fantasy based on a visonary modern band like Goldfrapp or something. I'm sick of endless remakes of remakes but I'm especially tired of remakes of stuff from the 60s! LET IT GO!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Not actually them

    by Mr Lucas

    Bouncy X, the original "Yellow Submarine" did not feature the voices of the actual Beatles. They were actors who didn't actually sound that much like the real thing. That said, I think remaking it is a bad idea. Just let it be (see what I did there?).

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I hate the beatles.

    by StarchildAD

    I fucking hate that band. Fuck you for telling me any different.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    The Beatles cartoon used voice actors as well.

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST


    by Shawn F.

    Fuck Zemeckis. All he cares about is technology. He doesn't give a shit about storytelling anymore. Beowulf was terrible and I have a feeling that A Christmas Carol is going to blow as well. Leave the fucking Beatles alone, Rob. You're just going to fuck it up.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Seriously, I'm now obsessed with finding the answer. HELP GUYS!

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    There are some rather intellegent people dwelling the fringes here I do portend. Can anyone help with this query?: <p> Is there a word or phrase that discribes the action of shaking clasped hands together in the air from side-to-side in self-congratulatory victory? You know what I'm getting at here, right? Like you'd see Spanky do in The Little Rascals or something. I'm thinking there must be a word for that, no? <p> If some wiser, kinder gentleperson know the answer, I beg please do share your enlightenment. The quest for absolution on this is beginning to drive me positively batty. Come on, don't hold out on me, I'm frothing at the mouth here!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Motion Capture 3D iNGLOURIOUS BASTERDS IN 2010

    by Bobman46

    Brad Pitt covered in ping pong balls going on about scalps.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Now that MJ is gone - the Beatles catalogue is open for business

    by Professor_Monster

    Kids who watch shit like Transformers and the new shit Star Trek will have no clue what this is. This movie survives on a time, place and people who are long gone.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo

    ...if you fart dust do you use toilet paper or a whisk broom? Very nice "wings" references...I assume you left out Paul McCartney's Hard Rockin Prozac Band intentionally?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Bouncy, the orginal movie used impersonators..

    by Alfred_Packer

    ...and count me in as clueless as to what the hell is going on in Bob's head these days...but he did give us Back to the Future and Used Cars. I'll damned though if Death Becomes Her wasn't one of the worst times I've had in movie theatre, ever....and I saw the Howard the Duck opening night from the front row balcony at the Uptown and survived to tell the tale.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Motion Capture is fucking lame.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Robert Zemeckis used to make films, now he does not.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Comment: unauthorized comment submitted.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Comment: unauthorized comment submitted.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    NOT cool!

    by Mr_Neutr0n

    I kinda want to cry thinking about this. I'm all for spreading the unbridled joy that is the music of the Beatles, and understand we all can't go see 'Love,' but this really needs to not happen. Make a movie of the Cirque show before you wreck a perfectly good little piece of Beatle history. Much like 'Tommy' on broadway, I am not into bastardizing great music to repurpose it for new masses. If I have to hear some lame (insert cheesy radio act here) cover of 'Hey Bulldog' I'm gonna be quite cross.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    This is a moronic idea. What's up, Bob? Need money?

    by Bob Cryptonight

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Genteel...another good example

    by Alfred_Packer

    the lollipop guild guys in Wizard of Oz after they honor Dorothy, right? Good damn question..

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Professor_Monster nailed it

    by MGTHEDJ

    The Jacksons will sign off on this, they need cash and MJ is dead.<p>Guys, this may be the one time we are glad Yoko exists, because if she goes "nutty" she can stop the project cold.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    Yeah, Back to the Future/Roger Rabbit blah blah blah, I loved those movies as a kid too but I am fucking tired of Zemekis as he has made nothing but shit for over a decade and is now fucking obsessed with doing nothing but cartoons with deadeyed CGI zombies. You know there are libraries filled with books that haven’t been adapted you illiterate asshole!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Alfred_Packer - There you go!

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Yeah man, what IS that?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Jesus, why?

    by rctowns

    Is there not one single solitary original idea out there? I mean, seriously, WHY? To prove what point?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by Snookeroo

    Because an original idea involves risk. A proven property means guaranteed returns.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    While we are at it, why not bring back colorization?

    by Larry of Arabia

    It's not about mo-cap, or new technology. It's about taking a classic movie with absolutely nothing wrong with it and thinking "oh, I can do better." Wrong! I have a great deal of respect for Zemeckis and Disney's animation department, but this is the most fucking awful idea I have ever heard.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Without the Beatles tie-in, would most people know or are about YELLOW SUBMARINE? No. So how can you remake a film about the stars, but without the stars? What is this SEINFELD-esque bullshit idea? This is lightning that cannot be bottled a second time.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    With budgets becoming soo huge, Hollywood is desperate to get more people back into the theatres and they think that 3D will bring them in but it doesn’t mean fuck all if you don’t have a good story!!! But people like James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemekis and Peter Jackson are also trying to sucker the theatres chains and studios into releasing 3D movies. 3D theatres are a pipe dream to justify charging people $20 to $25 just to see a fucking movie, well, no fucking thanks because I’d rather wait two or three months for the fucking DVD not to mention that it’s going to be very costly for theatres to operate such equipment and repair it.<br> <br>Keep it right up Hollywood and you’ll only run yourselves into the tar pit even faster you fucking morons.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Mullah O., they've already remade a Beatle movie

    by MGTHEDJ

    Spice Girl movie was a remake of "Hard Days Night."

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Carl, that's just wrong, dude

    by MGTHEDJ

    But I can see Hollywood I can't, it's still just wrong..

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Yes, MGTHEDJ

    by Mullah Omar

    And that film, SPICE WORLD, was widely loathed when it hit cinemas. <br> <br> The difference, of course, is that YELLOW SUBMARINE uses Beatles songs. Are they going to strip the Beatles songs from a YELLOW SUBMARINE film? Somehow I doubt it.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    dear zemeckis -

    by RipVanMarlowe

    keep your zombie-eyed mo-cap freaks away from yellow submarine.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I'll defend Zemeckis' recent track record

    by Larry of Arabia

    Contact is an underrated sci-fi film about ideas, like they used to be. It's not perfect but it's brave and enigmatic. Say what you will about Gump, but it is still much loved and tapped a thread in America and worldwide that may never be tapped again. (And I always like to point out that in adjusted numbers and ticket sales it did quite a bit better than Dark Knight. I love the screaming berating fanboy reaction to that fact.) Cast Away was a fine piece of entertainment and quite daring and experimental in it's own way.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    whisper words of wisdom ... LET IT BE

    by madCanada

    "Yellow Submarine" is perfect as is: a record of how the Beatles were seen, way back when they were together. Digitally restore it if you want, convert it to 3D if you must, but otherwise let it the fuck be ... If you must "re-make" something, how about re-conceiving an animated, expanded, totally whacked-out "Magical Mystery Tour?" ... Oh, and use the animators who created that astonishing "Beatles RockBand" promo-- keep Zemeckis's pedestrian, super-square paws OFF OF IT.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Robert Zemeckis just made my crap list.

    by Johnny Smith

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I can't wait...

    by Whitemouse

    For the Paul WS Anderson remake of Star Wars...that will be awesome!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

    Drops dead from a massive heart attack for being such a fat porker!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Coming next month: Kevin Smith remakes The Dark Knight!

    by Johnny Smith

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    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    The Beatles have sold more cd's than an any band THIS decade


    Believe it or not the legendary Beatles have sold more cd's than any band over the last ten years. As a matter of fact the only person who has sold more records than the Beatles this decade is Eminem. Not bad for a band that hasn't made an album since 1970. THE BEATLES ARE THE BIGGEST ACT OF ANY KIND,EVER + IT'S NOT EVEN CLOSE.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    "a movie about the beatles without them?"

    by Hercules

    Except for the licensing and the last-minute addition of a live-action cameo at the end, the Beatles weren't creatively involved with the original Submarine movie. John, Paul, George and Ringo were played by voice actors John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, Peter Batten and Paul Angelis. <p> Kindly check out the videogame promo I pasted at the end of the post and tell me a great new animated movie couldn't be forged using some of the greatest rock music ever forged.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

    The knowledge that we are going to die one day isn't enough punishment!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    The popularity of the Beatles dwarfs everyone else


    Nearly 50 years on and the Beatles are still the biggest band in the world. Imagine how huge an album and tour by the Beatles (if they were all alive + well) would be today. For Christ sakes McCartney has sold out stadiums in America by himself over the last month. The Beatles popularity and influence towers over people like Michael Jackson and U2. There will never be anything as big as The Beatles.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    that RockBand promo is fab, gear, and all those spotty hyperbole

    by madCanada

    Yes, like Herc said. That "RockBand" promo is the best effort I've seen of a new artist capturing the spirit of The Beatles ... And while we're on the subject, let me just say, Julie "Walrus Puke" Taymor can go stuff her "Universe" travesty you know where. That shit film belongs in the same corner of hell as that '78 Bee Gees movie.

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    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Fucking give it up Zemeckis, Cameron threw you

    by drturing

    under the fucking bus. A Christmas Carol trailer is fucking terrifying.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Anything But Tangerines, I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT LIKE THAT.

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    Zemeckis: Keep your gimmicky, "What Lies Beneath" and "Contact" directing, not having made anything good in 15 years, money grabbing hands off the Beatles you asshole.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    I don't have a problem with CGI like some people but if I want to watch a fucking cartoon then I WILL DO SO!!! How would CGI mocap improve a movie like Fail Safe, Talk Radio, Network? THEY FUCKING WOULDN'T and it's because those movies were about people unlike the cartoonish shit that Zemekis has been pumping out for years!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    i think my first post

    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    didn't completely convey my feelings towards this issue. to reiterate: FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD!<p> and quint: you know this future piece of shit will be nothing like the rockband intro. first of all: in that one the beatles are 2d animated, what zemeckis wants to do is turn them into zombified corpses. the idea alone to see john lennon walking around in zemeckozombie form gives me such a bad case of the creeps i almost have to throw up. <p>i... i... words fail me. <p>STOP THIS TRAVESTY NOW YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS! <p> news like these make me pray for a nuclear terror attack on hollywood.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Whats the release date going to be

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    so i know when to blow my brains out.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Darth VooDoo......

    by closeencounter

    Thanks for that bit of amazing info.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Quint, what makes you think you HAVE A WORD on this?

    by Proman1984

    What's with all that "MY LAST WORDS" shit. Who the fuck do you think you are? Your job is to report the news, not comment on them. Fucker.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    come on remake godfather already

    by brabon300

    then all cinefiles will make like lemmings and head for the nearest cliff

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    @Larry of Arabia...

    by MCVamp

    "Say what you will about Gump, but it is still much loved and tapped a thread in America and worldwide that may never be tapped again. (And I always like to point out that in adjusted numbers and ticket sales it did quite a bit better than Dark Knight.) " Wait, FORREST GUMP made a profit? You better tell Paramount since they still claim it lost money (to avoid giving points to the writer of the book.)

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    keep going, CarlThorMark1978

    by Talkbacker with no name

    one of them is bound to be funny at some point.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yellow Submarine

    by jimmy_009

    Unwatchable. Maybe it's because I never did LSD and therefore don't "get it", but to me it's headache inducing nonsense.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    This is a straight-up cash-grab

    by YackBacker

    99% of Beatles-related stuff is such over the past couple of decades- the Vegas circus shit, the Rock Band game, etc. The legacy of the band remains untarnished by all of this exploitation, which really is a testament to the music. But this is yet another silly (but effective) way to get money.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    First Gus Van Sant actually does it, then Steven Spielberg contemplates it, and now Disney is next on hoping on the remake bandwagon. Fuuuck meee. R.I.P Hollywood. You will be missed.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker with no name, FUCK. YOU.

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Ack, indeed.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    A remake of an overrated movie?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Sure, do it. I won't see it.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Can't Bob make something else?

    by hallmitchell

    This guy is so talented. Why is he just doing remakes or stories that we already know so well. Want to know why people are talking about District 9? Because they were Blind-Sided.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    "Headache inducing nonsense."

    by BiggusDickus

    Agreed. Even they hated it.<p>However, a full movie of all the classic songs (ie, not Yellow Submarinf et al) done like the Rock Band promo delivered in 3D Imax with THX. Yep, I'm there!<p>If that boring little fuck Bono can get away with it, the Fab Four should have no problem...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Zemeckis is like that stoner kid in school...

    by BiggusDickus

    Everytime he sees you, it's like "Hey, try this! You'll love it!" and he won't accept it when you tell him you have tried it and didn't like it.<p>Hawk your parlour tricks elsewhere, young Robert, nobody here is interested...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Oh, god, no, No NO!!!!!

    by FeralAngel

    Aw Christ! The Beatles? With motion capture???? Jesus freaking christ. If Zemeckis wants to resurrect - or rather, resurWRECK something - let him to it to his goddamn Roger Fucking Rabbit. Leave John, Paul, George, Ringo, Jeremy, Sgt. Pepper, Mr. Kite, Lucy and the Blue Meanies the FUCK alone!!!! Jeez, I can't believe this is happening...

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    You say you didn't enjoy the film...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    but you have the nerve to bring up rock band? Explain yourself, young man. Or it'll be geek detention for you!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Didn't Zemeckis used to have imagination?

    by MCVamp

    How about a mo-cap adaptation of Los Lobos' KIKO AND THE LAVENDER MOON? It would be a hundred times more imaginative and interesting than a YELLOW SUB rehash. Why not do KIKO? Oh, right, because the Beatles have a built-in audience that will cushion a shitty movie at the box office. Not that it helped ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    And finally - to all the Beatles haters...

    by BiggusDickus

    Look at the charts these days. Reckon our grandchildren will be sat round discussing a Coldplay or Miley Cyrus movie?<p>I don't fucking think so.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Now if it were done like Rock Band...

    by FeralAngel

    That trailer freaking rocked. Beautiful 2-D, magical, gritty and mindblowing. Something like THAT I'd go for. Otherwise I say send an Apple Bonker to Zemeckis' house and make applesauce on him. The goddamn hasbeen. Hey Bob (raises finger) motion capture THIS!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    it's a blue world,

    by frank cotton


  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    I've got a hole in my pocket...

    by JediRob

    ...and it's full of never ending awful remake ideas.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    I'd go.

    by CoursinLarry answer someone's question from earlier. You know, I don't understand why people get their noses so out of joint when it comes to remakes. The only reason to get up in arms over it would be if they destroyed every last copy of the original. When a band covers another band's song, does anyone get this upset? It's possible that a remake of any movie can bring joy and entertainment to people. And isn't that the whole point?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Oh my god, it's my fault.

    by Chariowalda_Barbarossa

    I suggested somezhing like that in the talkback for that video game. But it was a joke, goddammit!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson, missing the point again after King Kong...

    by Johnny Smith

    ...remakes Network as "TV Is Really The Best Thing For You."

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Smith

    The whole point is to make money, unless they're doing it to fulfill an artistic vision, not a corporate one. The only films not based on older material that Zemeckis has directed in the last fifteen years or so were both released in 2000, and Cast Away always pissed me off when Tom Hanks spent all that time on an island and didn't once think of changing his name to Oliver Queen and making his way back to Star City in order to enforce his liberal ways by shooting arrows into people in the middle of the night...y'know, Green Arrow doesn't make any fucking sense...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    Thanks for telling me what my job is. Here I was under the delusion that my job was to comment on the news for the last 13 years. If only you could have come in sooner I wouldn't have wasted so much time getting paid to do exactly what it is you say isn't my job!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Just make a new flick...

    by Dasinfogod

    ...don't "re=imagine" Yellow Submarine. Herc is right, that X-Box promo is brilliant. In fact, avoid the 11 songs from YELLOW SUBMARINE and use stuff from the rest of the catalog. String it together with a thin connective narrative, shoot it in IMAX 3-D and blammo, you got a mega-hit. Finish it off with Paul and Ringo in a screening room chattin' it up with the audience and leave the crowd singing... Done! Just don't re-do YELLOW SUBMARINE, been there, done that...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Feel, sorry for AICN staff sometimes.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Spose you guys are used to the bullshit by now though. Kinda like how a school teacher gets used getting physical attacked and the like.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Zemeckis is at Z bottom

    by Randfilms

    What a putz. I cling to the fact that he did Used Cars, but he is SOOOOOO FAR from anything cool. Put down the friggin' tech toys and leave the 3D crapola alone. Remake, remake, remake. LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    they kinda tried this a couple of years ago

    by darth rod

    with the movie across the universe, hot teen actors, retooled the songs, all beatle, it had some trippy sequences, and it bombed at the box office, the thing that gave hope that the beatles were save from more movies interpretations. The difference with the rockband promo is that looks amazing because it is traditional animation: fluid,stylized has charm arm warmth everything mocap doesn't have. Zemeckis is going to lucas territory, bright visionary director that lost it, and just makes technocrap.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Used to love Zemeckis. Now don't give a shit

    by lockesbrokenleg

    He died with Beowulf.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Zemeckis you evil, dumb fuck.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Retire. Just retire.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    You can't remake Yallow Submarine...

    by Devicaitlin

    ...its a product of the time, any remake would be a waste of time.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST


    by DreadPirateRoberts

    Kind of ironic this being done with Disney, as I remember some commentary from the original animators stating that one of the reasons that the film looks like it does is that they were trying very hard to NOT look like Disney animation at the time. <br><br> That said, I can keep an open mind. As the RockBand animation shows, there is no way to tell at the moment WHAT it would look like.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    The makers of that Rockband trailer...

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    ...should make the movie of Mike Allred's Red Rocket 7. That would be the greatest cosmic, animated, musical journey movie ever made. And the soundtrack would be amazing. And then they could make a Rockband game of it on Xbox.<p> <p> Fuck Yellow Submarine. And fuck Robert Zemeckis.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    They weren't trying to look like Disney

    by lockesbrokenleg

    They weren't concerned about a decent story, either.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST


    by onezeroone

    That says it all.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    So Lucky Lennon and Harrison Aren't Around

    by Wrath4771

    Though the Beatles had nothing to do with the original except the ending and donating some B-side material, could you imagine the reaction of John Lennon? I can't imagine George harrison would be much excited about it a "remake". I like to think McCartney and Starr are throwing up right now, but they tend to play nice with others in public. This is a horrible, horrible idea and one of the laws of existance is you don't fuck with The Beatles. Period.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    Working in a lab as a test subject for drugs designed for transgender hormone replacement therapy?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Zemeckis is pretty much dead to me now

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Will he ever again make a movie like Back to the Future, or even Forrest Gump? No.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Deep Breath

    by angranoid

    *sigh* OK I was going to get really pissed off about this, but if you get pissed off about every remake that Hollywood decides to put out these days you'll end up in a permanent state of fury and life's too short so... Get Jamie Hewlett involved and have a crack at a new story instead and they might be on to something.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    Because they take every opportunity to tell us about how they make a living writing about movies. I guess the trade off is that you need to be morbidly obese, always unshaven with poor personal hygiene.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST


    by Wrath4771

    Yes, you could make a great animated Beatles movie, but really without John and George I don't see the point. You might not need their blessings, but I for one would feel much better if the group said yay or nay and not just rely on Paul and Ringo or the "sheer genius" of Hollywood.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    It’s seems to happen to a lot of Directors; once they have that Oscar they lose their touch and get lazy because they’ve achieved, in their minds, the highest peak that they can.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    The point being missed

    by BenBraddock that when the original came along, it was pretty much a one-of-a-kind big-screen experience, nothing that trippy had been animated before. But today, we are inundated, surrounded and overwhelmed with such visual eyeball-fuckings on a monthly basis - from computer games, via the latest Pixar, to the Coca Cola commercials. There really is no need for a remake, just because we now have 3D CGI motion cap technology. I still get "wowed" more by the original "Yellow Submarine", on a purely visual level, than I do with, say, "The Polar Express". Sorry Robert, but I'd say your idea is a fail and you should invest your energies somewhere else.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    That ROCK BAND trailer isn't all bad...and I hate RB and The Bea

    by SleazyG.

    The latter part of the trailer, with the big blue Ganesh stomping over a cliff wearing the Beatles and surrounded by an overwhelming mass of chirping whateverthefucks? Works for me visually and metaphorically, cuz as far as I'm concerned that's what Beatles fans have been doing for 40 years. As for whether it ruins the preexisting movie? I dunno...depends on how much you're in love with 40+ years ago. As far as I'm concerned, the best Beatles song album is an original on "Yellow Submarine"--"Hey Bulldog" haunted my very young childhood and still does 30-some years later. The rest of the soundtrack is mostly retreads of existing stuff. I still love the idea of Apple Bonkers and Blue Meanies, but it's not like they can't be translated into 3D CGI, is it?<p> Honestly, sometimes Old People need to stop focusing on shit half a century old and move on or get out of the way--at least as much so with music as with movies, maybe more.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    damn truncation...

    by SleazyG.

    ...I don't hate The Beatles. That said "and The Beatles bore me any more."

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Slated for next year

    by IForgotAbout19

    Michael Bay's "Rolling Stones' Rock'n'Roll Circus" starring Zac Effron as Keith Richards

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST


    by IForgotAbout19

    Forrest Gump is the most overrated movie of all time (not just since 1900's). A senseless, schlocky, manipulative waste of time.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Oh-h-h-h-h...they're not THAT fucking sacred.

    by BurnHollywood

    What, they're so Gawddamn untouchable you can't even do a tribute to their music and 60s aesthetics anymore? Bullshit.<p> Just hope they keep it in the style of that excellent ROCK BAND trailer.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST

    That Blue Meanies scared the shit outta me as a kid

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    I love the original.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    No, that's my part time job... A fella's got scrape a living somehow. And I don't try to rub this job in everybody's faces all the time, dude. I realize how lucky I am to be doing something I love. No need to make it personal, man.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Yellow Submarine...

    by Roketopunch

    was one of my childhood favorite animated films. I refuse to see this. The Mona Lisa may as well be repainted and exhibited in museums around the world. Fuck you Zem, fuck you. When people bring you up now, I have nothing kind to say.

  • Your Wrong, Booze yes Drugs no. I like the beatles though I was born after they split Heck I also like Glenn Miller. Perhaps the pole that rated the Beatles top band since Woodstock even though they didn't play at Woodstock helped get this green lit. All you Beatles haters take note Beatlemania still holds just look at the popularity of the Love show in Las Vegas.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    If you hate the Beatles you have no feeling or emotions

    by Orionsangels

    or you never really took time to hear the Beatles. You've just seen snippets your whole life and you say, what's the big deal? Watch the 3 part Beatles Anthology airing on VH1 soon.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    You can't fucking remake the 1960s!!!

    by Wookie_Weed

    Julie Taymor almost did with Across The Universe. But for fuck's sake, this remake crap is getting beyond laughable. Is anyone remaking District 9, but set in LA, yet?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST


    by Sal_Bando

    If yer gonna remake it, Have Mikey BAY do it w/ the BIG FUCKING ROBOTS starring----OPTIMUS IS PAUL. Christ.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Darth Voodoo. You forgot about somebody.

    by Sal_Bando<p> Gimme a fuckin' break. It ain't even close pal.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Actually, I think Quint has been really cool about his Other jo

    by Sal_Bando

    He's NOT been in our faces w/ his producing work, and besides a natural curiosity on how it's going--I'm glad he's sparing us how 'Connected' he is. Others should be as smart.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    McCartney and Ringo couldn't give a shit

    by ricarleite2

    But I'd love to see what Lennon would think of Rock Band Beatles and this. He would probably just roll his eyes and go back to bed, but still, I hardly believe he would approve it.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    ZEMECKIS - 1978 - 2000 - RIP

    by ricarleite2

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    So creepy dead eyed zombie John Lennon and George Harrison...

    by thecomedian

    Fighting Blue Meanies and chillin with the Nowhere Man. Could be cool or it could be a bad trip. Worse than those creepy animatronic Beatles from Picadilly Circus.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Who would even want to see this?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    We all feel sorry for you too.<p>Hope that helps.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST


    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    mark david chapman is the only person i can think of.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Fine, I'll admit it...

    by StatelyWayneManor

    When I was a kid, watching Yellow Sumarine scared the crap out of me.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Remake Fantastic Planet!

    by PessimusGrime

    ...Oh wait, Jim Cameron's already doing that and calling it "Avatar"...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Hey, remember way back in the day when...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...this once talented filmmaker named Robert Zemeckis used to make good movies, his last one being Cast Away? <p> Yeah, I don't know what ever happened to that guy either.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    When is Someone Going to Tell Zemeckis

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    that "Motion Capture" is about as exciting and artistic as Rotoscoping was?<br /><br /> Either make an animated film or don't.<br /><br />And having the actor go through the time and trouble of actually being made up and dressed to play different characters will always be more visually interesting than just using their voice and body language and a bunch of CGI.<br /><br />Unless you're Doug Jones or Andy Serkis playing an otherworldly creature that can't otherwise be visualized, I don't see the need for "motion capture". <br /><br />Patrick Stewart already played all the characters in A Christmas Carol. Onstage. Using just his voice and acting abilities and maybe a couple of props. Actors have been doing one person shows like that for centuries. It's about "emotion capture" Mr. Zemeckis.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by Sithdan

    It could DEFINITELY work! Have McCartney and Star cameo.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Larry Clark/Peter Pan/Paul Reubens

    by savagedave

    Made me laugh. The idea of this remake, doesn't.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by beatleMatt

    A short film, maybe, but a full length feature? Hopefully they try and retain somewhat of the "look" of the original...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Christian Bale as all four Beatles

    by Spandau Belly

    Then have Bale play all four Beatles in the Wachowski-directed Hard Day's Night remake with Hugo Weaving as Paul's grandfather.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by ominus

    OMFG hollywood get done with the Citizen Kane remake already.its the last joke left about your unlimited stupidity and greed.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    One word: Atrocity

    by HerbWestAustin

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Back in the yellow submarine universe

    by donkingkong

    would be kinda cool, rather then a straight up remake... Beatles have a large catalog of music to play around with so why not. Btw, that Beatles rock star game looks absolutely gorgeous.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    It's Never Going to Happen

    by ushaped

    Besides being a pointless and stupid idea, I can't see it happening because the estates of John & George much less Paul or Ringo will not let it go forward. The band may not have had involvement in the visuals but almost all the places and characters save for the Meanies are from the songs. If they don't want it to happen, it won't. Z is probably looking at ways to do it so he can approach the band and try to sell the ideas.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Remake this

    by ushaped

    The Beatles film that could do with a refresh is Magical Mystery Tour. Keep the name, do something completely different and of course, psychedelic.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    take this, brother ... may it serve you well ...

    by madCanada

    Idea ... "REVOLUTION 9" as a 3-D CGI Imax feature. To scare the hell out of today's kids. Now that I would pay to see.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    How about a 3D reimagining

    by gavdiggity

    ...of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Movie. <P> I'm sure Peter Frampton's available to put on a mocap suit.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Just do a "sequel"

    by mortsleam

    Using songs from the White Album and Abbey Road, done in the visual style of the Beatles Rock Band opening animatic. A mix of wierd Yellow Subariney flat 2d animation and sumptuous 3d cgi backgrounds. And actually animate the story of "Lucy in the Sky" instead of rotoscoping ballroom dancers. Seriously, that's the very worst part of the original movie. The Beatles didn't voice the characters in the first one, so ... whatever. The Walrus has spoken. ggg'j (;{=

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    There is NO justification to remake this movie!!!!!

    by progrocktv

    You can defend it all you want and use the "oh, he'll bring something new to it" BULLSHIT! This movie was initially made as a "throwaway contractual obligation" movie, but the team decided not to take it lying down and made something special. You can NOT re-create this! Robert Zemeckis is an ass and has lost ALL credibility with me if he goes through with this!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    every one of them knew that as time went by, they'd get a little

    by madCanada

    ... Eldorado ... number nine, number nine, number nine ...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    have all the Beatles as "little" people...

    by just pillow talk

    Warwick Davis would shine as Paul.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Re: Darth Voodoo's post

    by Triple_J_72

    Eminem? ... Really? .... REALLY?<p>nggghh...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I take my statement back...

    by progrocktv

    ...if they re-cast Will Smith playing John Lennon. Then it'll be GREAT!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by Triple_J_72

    I'm still writhing in pain from when I saw "Across the Universe." <p> The horror... the horror...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Only interested in The Beatles Rock band Trailer animators.

    by riskebiz

    The animation in the trailer for The Beatles Rock band was so cool. I would love it to have at least one animated Beatles movie made by those guys that did that trailer. It was the best.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    yes, the Rock Band game looks awesome

    by Spandau Belly

    It looks like they've really honoured the Beatles universe. Can't wait to get it.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    hopefully before we all fall into the ocean like the Mayans and

    by shogunshin

    quint is classic

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    The Passion Of The Beatles

    by thelordofhell

    After all, they are bigger than Jesus.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    What the Fuck Was Wrong With Across/Universe?

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    I have that shit on Blu-Ray. It's a good story and makes interesting use of the Beatles songs. And as far as musicals go, my standards are high. First dvd I bought was the recalled Little Shop dvd with alternate ending. 179 fuckin bucks on ebay. <br><br> Worth Frank Oz' commentary. Very underrated film.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Zemeckis: please retire

    by Samuel Fulmer

    No body cares about you mo-cap crap. You haven't made a good movie since Castaway, which if I recall was your last non-mo-cap crap film.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Why not re-record the music too?

    by pokadoo

    The old Beatles records were recorded in the olden days, before we had new fangled shitty bands like The Fray & The Killers. I'm sure they can be improved upon for todays generation.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    watching across the universe ...

    by madCanada

    was like watching a beloved parent put on diapers and masturbate, at gunpoint. no thanks.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by ToughGuyRizzo

    That makes no sense. At lease provide an intelligent reply as you're basically saying 'I just don't like it, cause I don't like it.'.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I loved "Howard the Duck."

    by Balcony Fool

    Just sayin, Alfred_Packer.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Thats the movie they should make. Have a bunch of glitchcore remixers take the album and re-edit into an insane pastiche to back the Epic Blue War.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by LaserPants

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    by ToughGuyRizzo

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    by LaserPants

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    by LaserPants

    CALL THEM!!!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Just finished watching Romancing w/ the Stone.

    by GQtaste

    And this guy was the real deal and now it appears this great director is only in making tremendous bank off of kids and adults who did cartoons. This really bums me out b/c there for awhile I'd put him up against anybody and could say he's just as talented.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    the Beatles need to get back together

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    bunch of lazy fucks.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    As much as I can't fucking stand the Beatles

    by TinSpider

    ..And find Liverpool to be a shithole (worked there for several years) I can't deny that the Yellow Submarine was a great piece of animation - simply because it's so fucking trippy. Disney can't do trippy. Every inch of it's soul will be destroyed. If however it looks like that Beatles:Rock Band trailer I would happily put my hatred of the beatles to one side to enjoy those lush visuals because that was fucking amazingly beautiful and I will now look into who produced it.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by BigTexas42

    Go point, and having pointed, POUNCE". Love that schitt. It's my 4-year-old's favorite movie, which gives me hope for the next generation.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    I don't want a rehash of YELLOW SUBMARINE!!!

    by Violator90

    YELLOW SUBMARINE is one of my favorite animation movies of all time. The weirdness was creepy for me at times but also fun. The whole look of the movie was just awesome. I can’t imagine any one even TRYING to capture that felling unless its Cirque Du Soleil doing it, otherwise its not going to work. Fuck! How many shitty remakes have been done and how many have ACTUALLY been good?!?!? Hell, there have been only a few of them that were even decent. But remaking this one and using mo-cap especially will certainly fuck it. Wasn’t every thing exaggerated as a satire? And making it mo-cap will just take that element out, plus you can’t remake something as freaky and fun as YELLOW SUBMARINE. I would prefer just something new. To be honest, I think this is just one of the worst ideas that Hollywood has ever come up with. Must there be a petition signed by over a million fans stating that the REHASHING aka “remaking,” or “re-imagining” of classic movies should be outlawed and any attempt of producing one is punishable by death; fans will stone every single dickhead that is involve with it. Come up with something new and original. STOP WITH THE REHASHING!

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST


    by cornponious

    My two daughters, ages 8 and 13, can recite nearly every line from Yellow Submarine. They were raised on it. DON'T DO THIS. PLEASE.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Glove bitch slaps Disney for suggesting this.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I saw the restored version on the big screen a few years ago. Don't touch it jerks.

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  • Dec. 31, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    At the very least...

    by Gojisan866

    At the very least get Paul, and Ringo to be in it... Then, maybe it won't be such a bad movie. I don't know what they're gonna do about George, and John...

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Yellow Submarine

    by Maynotlast

    I wonder if the new Disney "Yellow Submarine" will feature the bad guy Blue Meanies with Mickey Mouse ears, like the original?

  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Holy shit you're right!

    by orcus