After 2000’s Castaway, Robert Zemeckis spent all of the aughts making creepy-eyed motion-capture films like Polar Express, A Christmas Carol, and Beowulf. So maybe we have this year’s excellent Flight to thank/blame for Zemeckis’s Yellow Submarine adaptation falling to pieces. Disney recently scrapped the film, and Zemeckis isn’t thinking of resurrecting it. “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 do you a remake,” he says before going on about “the state of the industry” and how difficult it is to stay enthused about moviemaking.
UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 17: Photo of Yoko ONO and Paul McCARTNEY and John LENNON and BEATLES; L-R. Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Paul McCartney in the audience at the London Pavillion for premiere of ‘Yellow Submarine’ (Photo by Cummings Archives/Redferns)