As some of you may have already heard, Disney has announced it will remake the classic Beatles 1969 animation film “Yellow Submarine,” and it’s going to be in 3-D.
For those of you who didn’t know, I’m sure this comes to you as a shock.
It did to me when I first heard it.
I’m in total denial.
WHY????? WHY???? WHY????
Newsites around the Internet have announced the voices of the Fab Four will be provided by Cary Elwes (George Harrison), Adam Campbell (Ringo Starr), Peter Serafinowicz (Paul McCartney) and Dean Lennox Kelly (John Lennon).
The film will be directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Sure Zemeckis has done some good works (“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Forest Gump”), but he was also the one behind the dismal remake of “A Christmas Carol” last year with Jim Carrey.
Still, there’s something about remaking a classic that has me a little bothered.
Granted, the Beatles didn’t provide their own speaking voices in the original “Yellow Submarine,” but still, I think the movie holds up after all these years.
The remastered version is fun to watch and still catches the eye. And then there’s the music — what else can be said?
If Zemeckis does it well, then I’ll be among the first to say so, but right now, thinking of a “Yellow Submarine” remake is in the same line of thinking of a remake of “Hard Day’s Night” with 98 Degrees.