Disney sinks Yellow Submarine

Disney is learning belatedly that uncanny valley isn’t a good place to hang out.

In an exclusive over at the Hollywood Reporter, it’s revealed that after the disastrous opening weekend of Mars Needs Moms, Disney has declined to pick up Robert Zemeckis planned Beatles film, Yellow Submarine. The film opened with a comparably awful $6.9 million return on the $150 million investment. However, even before that the film faced scheduling, licensing and budgetary concerns, so this move by Disney isn’t a huge surprise.

Disney has shut down ImageMovers, Zemeckis’ studio and it’s reported that he has gone to Montana to think things over. This may include figuring out ways to shop Yellow Submarine to other studios.

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 22:51 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by Arkonbey
    on 2011-03-15 at 20:33

    Oh, thank Offler! Please let a Yellow Submarine remake never, ever see the light of day. It’s not one of my favorite movies (not by a long shot), but it’s too singular a film to re-make.

    Plus, I’m sick to death of remakes; especially of films that were good to start with.

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