Monday, March 14, 2011

Disney Sinks Robert Zemeckis' Yellow Submarine

After the disastrous opening of Disney's newest 3D motion capture film Mars Needs Moms with $6.9 million. Pretty bad for having a $150 million budget. I blame marketing, but Disney is losing faith with motion capture and have cancelled Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of the Beatles The Yellow Submarine.

The news isn't really a shocker considering the film has had some holes rusted into it for sometime now. They had budget problems, presentations pushed back and never got to, and a release date cancelled and never set again. So, having the Zemeckis produced Mars Needs Moms failing at the box office just pushed Disney to say they have had enough with the sinking of the sub and let it rest at the bottom of the sea.

News has come that Zemeckis has retreated to Montana to "regroup". Rumors are he will try to sell the project to other studios or (hopefully) go back to directing live-action films again. Zemeckis has way to much potential to be wasted on the "creepy" motion capture tech. We will just have to wait and see.

Benjamin Myers
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