Despite the collapse of the unpopular idea to remake “Yellow Submarine,” the Beatles may not have given up on the thought of doing another animated film, according to a new report published on Sept. 29. According to the Tuesday story by Tracking Board, the film, said to be known as “Meet the Beatles,” is under discussion and in early stages of development at Warner Bros. The man behind the idea is Paul King, director of the recent “Paddington” musical. According to the Tracking Board story, the plot of the new Beatles film will concern “the one that got away” and utilize Beatles songs from their entire catalog.
The “Yellow Submarine” remake proposal was quite unpopular and did not win many fans. According to Billboard, actors Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell were set to play the Beatles in the film. Even Robert Zemeckis, who was supposed to direct the film, denounced it himself after the project was killed. “That would’ve 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 eight ball when you do a remake,” he told Total Film after Disney pulled the funding for it.
The sketchy plot of “the one that got away” for “Meet the Beatles” leaves open a lot of questions. It’s safe to say it’ll be interesting to see where, if anywhere, this goes – or if it ends up in the trash bin like the “Yellow Submarine” idea did.