Yellow Submarine Resurfaces for Robert Zemeckis, Disney

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· Having noticed the obvious shortage of '60s nostalgia of late, Disney and Robert Zemeckis are teaming for one more retread gift from the Baby Boomers to you: A resplendent 3-D remake of Yellow Submarine complete with merchandising tie-ins, a corresponding Broadway show, another Beatles-influenced Cirque du Soleil production (to complement Love), and downgraded LSD dosages at the door for kids under 13. [Variety]

Yet another musical icon of the same era gets a close-up, Summer helmer Marc Webb finds his next gig, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.

· Jimi Hendrix's amateur porn film is hardly the last memory we want to have of him in the movies, so Legendary Pictures is stepping up for the latest attempt at a Hendrix biopic. Previous efforts have stalled at the development stage without the approval of Hendrix's estate, which probably won't grant music and/or life rights for this one either, unless that whole choking-to-death-on-vomit thing and other drug-related plot points are softened to implicate food poisoning or what not. [Variety]

· (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb is following his indie sensation not with Jesus Christ Superstar as initially feared, but rather an untitled, undefined pilot this season for Twentieth TV. [THR]

· Jennifer Tilly, Justin Kirk and Thomas Sadoski are among those who'll participate in 30 Beats, an adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde featuring a romantic roundelay of 10 strangers in Manhattan. [THR]

· Your mother's favorite screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, The Time Traveler's Wife), has received the go-ahead to adapt the Japanese cult hit Yomigaeri (Resurrection) for DreamWorks. The story focuses on a cluster of dead townspeople who return from decades in the grave and go about their day as though nothing happened. Perfect! The Yellow Submarine remake needs some animators. [THR]



Comments

  • JudgeFudge says:

    All You Need Is Love, and 3-D Glasses, and $16.50.

  • Furious D says:

    1. You'd think the baby boomers would get sick of themselves by now, but they just keep on going.
    2. Actually the estate just doesn't want Jamie Foxx cast as Hendrix.
    3. Untitled, undefined, it's probably the best idea any network's had in years.
    4. 30 Beats, sells exactly 30 tickets.
    5. It's about time those dead people stopped taking up space and did something with their afterlives.

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