New “Yellow Submarine” in 3-D?

A number of entertainment sources are reporting this morning that Walt Disney Entertainment and Director Robert Zemeckis are in negotiations to remake the psychedelic 1960′s toon “Yellow Submarine”, starring The Beatles:

    Disney and Robert Zemeckis are looking to catch the wave of Beatlemania, floating a new 3-D “Yellow Submarine” for the bigscreen, with merchandising in tow and prospects for spinning off both a Broadway musical and a Cirque du Soleil stage production.
    Disney hopes to have the film ready to premiere around the 2012 Summer Olympics. The deal has been months in the making, with armies of Blue Meanies — er, lawyers — sorting out the complicated rights clearances necessary…

What is interesting about this news is another report from totalfilm.com which suggests the new film could be spun off into a Broadway-type musical and a Cirque du Soleil show.

Read the article from Variety here.

Read the article from Totalfilm.com here.

{ SOURCE: Variety, Totalfilm.com }