Robert Zemeckis has officially given up on his remake of the cult The Beatles-themed animated classic "Yellow Submarine."
Disney Pictures announced the mo-cap film in 2009, and shooting was to begin in 2011. Not only did it not happen, but the disastrous performance of Zemeckis' "Mars Needs Moms" that year saw the studio pull the plug on "Yellow Submarine."
Zemeckis moved onto "Flight," but had hoped to setup "Yellow Submarine" at a different studio. Now, in an official statement, he has given up on the movie completely:
"That would have been a great one to bring The Beatles back to life. But it's probably better not to be remade - you're always behind the 8-ball when do you a remake. It gets harder and harder [to make movies].
With the current state of the industry, it's difficult to stay passionate about it. The hardest thing for a filmmaker as he's aging is saying, "How much more of this crap can I take?" It's tough, I can only do it if I have a script to believe in. Like Flight."