Disney have pulled the plug on Robert Zemeckis’ planned motion capture Yellow Submarine remake.
The director-producer’s latest mo-cap film, Mars Needs Moms , which he produced, opened this weekend in the US and has been condemned as one of the year’s biggest box office flops.
A concerned Disney have now shelved their plans to remake Beatles film Yellow Submarine amid concerns regarding the mo-cap process.
This despite the film having already been cast, with Cary Elwes as George Harrison, Dean Lennox Kelly as John Lennon, Peter Serafinowicz as Paul McCartney and Adam Campbell as Ringo Starr.
Zemeckis can, however, shop the film around the other studios – though considering the disaster of Mars Needs Moms (which opened this weekend to just $6.9m, on a budget of $150m), he’ll be lucky to find many open doors.
We can only hope that this means Zemeckis will get back to live-action filmmaking, and leave his mo-cap hobby way behind.