We All Won’t Live In A Yellow Submarine, Because The Remake Has Been Called Off

Decidedly not groovy. 

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis has announced his planned Disney remake of the 1968 Beatles film Yellow Submarine is officially off, despite having cast voice actors ( Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz, and Adam Campbell) for the parts of all four Beatles as well as a Beatles tribute band called Fab Four to perform. The flick would have featured 16 Beatles songs and "motion capture technology," whatever that means. 

Disney ditched Yellow Submarine last year over "budget concerns" and now the director has ditched it as well.  

Via Rolling Stone, Zemeckis told Total Film, "That 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 eight-ball when you do a remake."  

Zemeckis probably has a point: even the announcement of a remake tends to raise a holy hell, so heaven forfend its not done properly. And Beatles fans do so love to bitch and moan.

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