Yellow Submarine Resurfaces for Robert Zemeckis, Disney
· 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]