If director Robert Zemeckis can make Tom Hanks and Jim Carrey look creepy via 3-D motion capture, his animated Ringo might make his next project apt for a Halloween release. Variety reports (via The Playlist) that Zemeckis is in talks with Disney for a remake of The Beatles’ 1968 classic Yellow Submarine, using the same 3-D technology he applied to The Polar Express and his forthcoming A Christmas Carol adaptation.
As The Playlist points out, if a 3-D Beatles remake is really necessary, Zemeckis is probably the best man for the job, as he is well versed in the medium and even cut his teeth directing a Beatles-related film.
The fact that this story comes hot on the heels of The Beatles: Rock Band, Beatles on iTunes rumors, and Beatles remasters stories will likely be the prime target of criticism by bloggers and news writers in the next cycle of entertainment news, but that, to me, only bolsters the importance of the Beatles’ oeuvre. No matter what crap you apply to the work of this quartet of 20-somethings from Liverpool, the songs still speak for themselves. And they’re always fab.
Now wait’ll Zemeckis meets Yoko.