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David Tennant says YELLOW SUBMARINE remake is dead

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
October 20th, 2010

With Robert Zemeckis at the helm, it appear as though all systems were go with regards to a potential remake of the amazing classic animated Beatles film, THE YELLOW SUBMARINE.

However, thanks to Bleeding Cool, we now know that may not be the case.

The outlet recently uncovered an interview with actor David Tennant from the UK’s hit show, The Paul O’Grady Show, where O’Grady says that both he and Tennant were up for roles in the much talked about motion capture remake. Tennant further said that his role was going to be the “Queen of the Blue Meanies,” likely meaning he would play one of the villains in the film. However, the most interesting piece from the interview has Tennant saying the film “has gone away” and that he doesn’t “think it’s happening now.”

This comes a week after actor Cary Elwes, set to play one of the Beatles, said that the film will shoot come April, so at this point, it’s tough to decide where to come out on this news. Personally, I don’t think this film should be remade, and even less so by the rather overrated Robert Zemeckis. I adore the original film as if it were a child of mine, and while it could be fodder for an interesting remake, the last thing I want is a dead-eyed, stilted motion capture remake of an animated film that is so full of life.

What do you think?

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