Don't worry, though, because it might not be the end of the project.
Disney has dropped Robert Zemeckis' Yellow Submarine, and he's now free to shop the project elsewhere.
Here are some possible reasons why:
Submarine was already facing a few rocky reefs before this weekend. There were budget issues, and a key presentation Zemeckis was to have made before the Beatles heirs kept being pushed back. A December date for the confab was scrapped and never rescheduled. But sources say the disastrous $6.9 million opening for the $150 million-budgeted Mars, produced by Zemeckis, guaranteed that Submarine would never set sail at Disney.
After the news he headed to Montana to regroup, which we don't know if that means to find a new home for Yellow Submarine or choose something else to work on.
While we think it's kind of a neat idea to re-envision Yellow Submarine, we weren't huge fans of Zemeckis' last few movies, and we're not sure if the mo-cap animation itself is solely to blame or if Robert has just lost touch with his talent for a few years because of the animation obsession (and he IS talented, Back to the Future, anyone?).
We'll just have to wait and see!
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