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Yellow Submarine remake
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12 January 2010
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note: meanmistermustard added posts 82 -> 87, formerly in a thread called 'Disney pulls the plug on the Yellow Submarine re-make?, to here on the 5th December 2014.

LOOK! There's news! Peter Serafinowicz is Paul McCartney in Zemeckis' "Yellow Submarine"

I've been meaning to bring this up, so the timing is just perfect. I need to figure out who these people are first... Confused

What do you want/expect from this remake?

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12 January 2010
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Funnily enough I posted a news story of my own on this earlier today: http://www.beatlesbible.com/20.....afinowicz/

Peter Serafinowicz is brilliant - the above link has a couple of Beatles-related sketches he did, but really he's best seen in his Peter Serafinowicz Show and Look Around You (both BBC), plus Shaun Of The Dead and Spaced (another UK TV show).

Of the other actors, the guy playing John Lennon was in a TV show here called Shameless, playing a Mancunian waster (I presume he's from Manchester rather than Liverpool, but I may be wrong). I don't know much about the other two.

I've been wondering about this film. Part of me reckons they shouldn't mess with a classic, but if they remake it with enough differences from the original (ie don't attempt a straight copy) it could be really good. They'll never get a cameo from The Beatles at the end, though Cry

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13 January 2010
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Apparently The Beatles' music will be used, but the Fab 4 will be motion-captured for the performances. I presume (from Skye's original link) that the other actors mentioned will be motion-captured for the rest of the film, which seems a little odd - if they can act as The Beatles, surely they can learn to mime musical performances too?

I've not seen The Princess Bride, nor Forrest Gump. I tend to avoid mainstream Hollywood films as I find most of them disappointing (I'm not pretending I only watch arty foreign ones or anything - in honesty I rarely watch films).

If you've ever seen the paintballing episode of Spaced, Peter S played the rival to Simon Pegg's Tim - his character had an affair with Tim's ex-girlfriend. In Shaun Of The Dead he was Simon Pegg's housemate who got turned into a zombie early on, forcing them to leave the house. Both are great if you haven't seen them, and Peter Serafinowicz's Twitter account (@serafinowicz) is usually very funny.

What I'm not sure about is the very point of this film. What next - a motion-capture version of A Hard Day's Night? An animated Magical Mystery Tour? Stop-motion Help!? I mean, I know Hollywood's going remake-crazy these days, but some films just aren't worth tampering with. I hate to sound precious but if this is a bad film it'll be such a shame to have messed with a classic. That said, the I find the idea of seeing The Beatles in 3D quite exciting :)

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14 January 2010
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Oy, this one scares me.  Maybe it'll be a masterpiece -- who knows? I'll give them the benefit of the doubt at this point -- but it could be another travesty like the Sgt. Pepper movie.

I agree, Joe -- what's the point?  I have nothing against a CGI Beatles film, but why remake YS?  They could do something original, have it be just as visually dazzling, load up the soundtrack with great tunes, and it would still appeal to the same target demographic of young 'uns and old-time fans.

It only makes sense from both an artistic and business standpoint.   A new film with a new storyline would accomplish everything a remake would.  A computer-generated Beatles movie is the selling point.  That it's a remake of YS adds nothing to the mix.

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I haven't seen Yellow Submarine for so long it will be like watching a new movie for me a-hard-days-night-john-6

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I guess I'm just confused as to who you think is doing the voices in the new film.

Peter Serafinowicz plays Paul McCartney

John Lennon will be played by Dean Lennox Kelly

George Harrison by Cary Elwes

Adam Campbell is Ringo Starr

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