Variety is reporting some unexpected news: Robert Zemeckis is brokering a deal with Disney and Apple Corp. to remake Yellow Submarine with 3D motion capture technology. My initial reaction to the idea is knee-jerk and negative, and then I remember that Zemeckis has already made one Beatles film (I Wanna Hold Your Hand, 1978), so if anyone is going to make this work it could be him. If he hires a great art team to re-envision the Fab Four’s battle against the music-hating Blue Meanies, this could actually be a lot of fun.

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