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Disney And Zemeckis To Remake The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine,' Broadway Adaptation Could Follow


Disney and director Robert Zemeckis are in negotiations to remake the Beatles 1968 animated film, 'Yellow Submarine,' according to Variety.

The paper reports that "the studio has been quietly brokering a complicated rights deal that would give Zemeckis access to 16 original Beatles songs for a movie he will direct in the performance-capture 3-D digital production format he employed for "A Christmas Carol." Disney opens that film November 6, with Jim Carrey playing Scrooge as well as the three ghosts who haunt him in the Charles Dickens tale/ The hope is to have "Yellow Submarine" ready to premiere around the 2012 Summer Olympics, which begins July 27 in London."

Variety adds that the complicated deal has been in negotiations for months, and rights include the ability to mount the material as a Broadway stage musical.

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