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01.12.2010
Back in September, we brought news of Disney's impending remake of YELLOW SUBMARINE from writer/director Robert Zemeckis (BACK TO THE FUTURE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL). And now, the mo-capped production is set on who will play its creepified Fab Four!

Via THR's Heat Vision blog, in negotiations to star are Cary Elwes (A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN) as George Harrison, Peter "voice-o-Darth Maul" Serafinowicz ("Spaced", SHAUN OF THE DEAD) as Paul McCartney, Dean Lennox Kelly (BBC's "Robin Hood") as John Lennon, and Adam Campbell (EPIC MOVIE, DATE MOVIE) as Ringo Starr.

Beatles tribute band, the appropriately named "Fab Four", will be mo-capped for the performance sequences, though really it will only be their motions being captured since actual licensed Beatles music will be used... and I don't get that. Are "The Fab Four" really that much more knowledgeable in how The Beatles literally moved during their performances? Is Cary Elwes - an actor - not capable of strumming a guitar like George Harrison? Seriously, I don't get it.
Extra Tidbit: Robert Zemeckis has had his moments using motion capture.
Source: THR

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7:26PM on 01/12/2010

Actually, yes . . .

A tribute band like the Fab Faux has spent many, many years studying the movements of the Beatles, and would have a MUCH easier time coming up with consistent, accurate performances than even a very talented (and Elwes is the only one in this group that qualifies) bunch of actors.
A tribute band like the Fab Faux has spent many, many years studying the movements of the Beatles, and would have a MUCH easier time coming up with consistent, accurate performances than even a very talented (and Elwes is the only one in this group that qualifies) bunch of actors.
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9:15PM on 01/12/2010
You speak truth. The Fab Faux are a brilliant tribute band. They don't just know the Beatles, they sound like the Beatles, they have their quirks down cold and can do a competent and dare I say outstanding job.
You speak truth. The Fab Faux are a brilliant tribute band. They don't just know the Beatles, they sound like the Beatles, they have their quirks down cold and can do a competent and dare I say outstanding job.
6:08PM on 01/12/2010
I almost want to be the guy who claims this is amazing news just to spark controversy...but this is too awful to even joke about.
I almost want to be the guy who claims this is amazing news just to spark controversy...but this is too awful to even joke about.
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4:36PM on 01/12/2010
Whats your problem, Zemeckis? Suddenly you have fallen into the world of Animation and cant seem to find your way out. Now you want to make a Beatles remake...who told you that was a good idea? I seriously doubt die-hard Beatles fans want to see you remake a classic! Move on to something else..seriously!
Whats your problem, Zemeckis? Suddenly you have fallen into the world of Animation and cant seem to find your way out. Now you want to make a Beatles remake...who told you that was a good idea? I seriously doubt die-hard Beatles fans want to see you remake a classic! Move on to something else..seriously!
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1:59PM on 01/12/2010
Stop giving this man money.
Stop giving this man money.
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12:40PM on 01/12/2010

WTF?!

You know this pisses me as much if not more than seeing Beatles tunes showing up all over the place since Jacko's death.
You know this pisses me as much if not more than seeing Beatles tunes showing up all over the place since Jacko's death.
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11:09AM on 01/12/2010

Oh brother.

Give up the friggin' mo-cap movies Zemeckis! It may be just me, but I find them incredibly boring. He goes out of his way to may cartoon characters that look almost identical to the actors who voice them. At least Cameron turned his actors into 9-foot tall, blue aliens.

Get over yourself Zemeckis and make something worth watching.
Give up the friggin' mo-cap movies Zemeckis! It may be just me, but I find them incredibly boring. He goes out of his way to may cartoon characters that look almost identical to the actors who voice them. At least Cameron turned his actors into 9-foot tall, blue aliens.

Get over yourself Zemeckis and make something worth watching.
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10:30AM on 01/12/2010
When I read the headline, I was pissed at first. Then I thought about it for a bit, and I'm not as mad anymore. This could actually be a pretty cool eyegasm, especially in 3D. And it's not like the original will be ruined or go away. I see it as a tribute to an amazing band and their cultural significance. Of course, it could suck balls, who knows.
When I read the headline, I was pissed at first. Then I thought about it for a bit, and I'm not as mad anymore. This could actually be a pretty cool eyegasm, especially in 3D. And it's not like the original will be ruined or go away. I see it as a tribute to an amazing band and their cultural significance. Of course, it could suck balls, who knows.
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9:36AM on 01/12/2010

Not Another One...

Oh boy, it's not that I don't enjoy the Mo-Cap 3D movies but the last good one (Not counting Avatar since it was 2/5ths real) was Beowulf. I miss the real movies Zemeckis used to make...does he even remember how to do it anymore?
Oh boy, it's not that I don't enjoy the Mo-Cap 3D movies but the last good one (Not counting Avatar since it was 2/5ths real) was Beowulf. I miss the real movies Zemeckis used to make...does he even remember how to do it anymore?
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6:33AM on 01/12/2010

Ugh...

This is the worst thing in the history of Zemeckis!!!
Go back to REAL actors like in Back to the Future or Forrest Gump, and leave the Yellow Submarine in peace!
This is the worst thing in the history of Zemeckis!!!
Go back to REAL actors like in Back to the Future or Forrest Gump, and leave the Yellow Submarine in peace!
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6:08AM on 01/12/2010
I thought they were called the Fab Faux? Anyway, this remake sounds pretty iffy. The original is such a great movie, I hope they do the Beatles justice.
I thought they were called the Fab Faux? Anyway, this remake sounds pretty iffy. The original is such a great movie, I hope they do the Beatles justice.
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