Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis has dropped plans to remake Yellow Submarine in 3D.
While promoting his current film, Flight, starring Denzel Washington, Zemeckis told The Hollywood Reporter: "I'm not going to do Yellow Submarine. My champion to do it was [former chairman of the Disney studio] Dick Cook. And I don't want to do any remakes. You're behind the eight ball from the get-go. And how many movies have I got left in me, really? I'm getting kind of old. So I don't think I should take those years out of my life and do a remake."
The potential for a remake of the 1968 animated film has been around since 2009, when Zemeckis was first mentioned as wanting to employ the technology he had used in movies such as Beowulf and The Polar Express to update the Beatles' muscial tale.
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