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Zemeckis and Beatles?

Aug. 19, 2009by:

Robert Zemeckis seems to have lost interest in humans -- at least in the finished product. The filmmaker is planning to continue his trend of "performance capture" animation with a new version of YELLOW SUBMARINE for Disney.

The Beatles appeared in 'toon form in the trippy 1968 original, in which they were tasked with using their music (and various psychedelic imagery) to save Pepperland from the villainous Blue Meanies.

Assuming the music and other rights are ultimately disentangled, Zemeckis will do a digital 3D update with all applicable Fab Four classics like "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "Eleanor Rigby," "Nowhere Man", "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "With a Little Help From My Friends" (plus the title track, yeah). With luck he'll bring back that freaky evil flying glove, too. Although the 'G' isn't necessary -- all you need is love.

Zemeckis will next provide chills (intended or otherwise) with his performance-captured holiday classic A CHRISMAS CAROL.

Extra Tidbit: Zemeckis supposedly goes into spasms whenever the "dead eyes" of POLAR EXPRESS and BEOWULF are mentioned to him.
Source: Variety

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7:04AM on 08/22/2009
Completely Unnecessary
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11:59AM on 08/21/2009

Blah Blah Blah....

,,, another useless excuse for a baby-boomer to try to recapture his youth. I liken this to E. Roth reshooting Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spririt' Video in 2029.
,,, another useless excuse for a baby-boomer to try to recapture his youth. I liken this to E. Roth reshooting Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spririt' Video in 2029.
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12:02AM on 08/21/2009

NO

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

just NO.
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

just NO.
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5:49PM on 08/20/2009
anyone see that intro to the beatles rock band? i think some animation in the style when shit got wicked trippy would fit a yellow submarine remake
anyone see that intro to the beatles rock band? i think some animation in the style when shit got wicked trippy would fit a yellow submarine remake
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2:51AM on 08/20/2009

ugh

hopefully zemeckis stops using his crappy ping pong ball motion capture for his films because both polar express and beowulf suffered entirely from the uncanny valley. he needs to get on board with whatever James Cameron is doing.
hopefully zemeckis stops using his crappy ping pong ball motion capture for his films because both polar express and beowulf suffered entirely from the uncanny valley. he needs to get on board with whatever James Cameron is doing.
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2:34AM on 08/20/2009

Zemeckis's animation is creepy.

and the trippy nature of a beatles movie meshed with that sounds like millions of bad trips just waiting to happen..
and the trippy nature of a beatles movie meshed with that sounds like millions of bad trips just waiting to happen..
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1:30AM on 08/20/2009

fuck robert zemeckis

i've lost all interest in him as a director.
i've lost all interest in him as a director.
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1:17AM on 08/20/2009

you know...

I've always wished that Pixar would re-make this film, but this doesn't sound too bad, either. With the advances being made in motion-capture technology - and digital effects in general - this could turn out to be a wildly imaginative film, both visually and aurally. But still, Zemeckis needs to make another live-action film.
I've always wished that Pixar would re-make this film, but this doesn't sound too bad, either. With the advances being made in motion-capture technology - and digital effects in general - this could turn out to be a wildly imaginative film, both visually and aurally. But still, Zemeckis needs to make another live-action film.
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11:28PM on 08/19/2009
Damnit just make a live action movie again Zemeckis!
Damnit just make a live action movie again Zemeckis!
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11:21PM on 08/19/2009
Ah...Zemeckis and the Beatles - makes sense-I can see this happening.
Ah...Zemeckis and the Beatles - makes sense-I can see this happening.
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