The day has just about come to a close, but before I get off my Blackberry here’s the latest on Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and the recently-announced “Yellow Submarine” remake.
Alice in Wonderland
Director Tim Burton showed footage from his wild n’ wacky take on Lewis Carrol’s beloved fairytale. “I’ve always loved the imagery” of ‘Alice’, Burton said, and the opportunity to tell it in 3-D seemed “trippy and great.” Burton also announced his next film – a feature-film version of his stop-motion classic short â€œFrankenweenie,â€
Robert Zemeckis confirmed he’ll be directing a 3-D version of the classic Beatles’ movie. The film will be created by ImageMovers Digital, Disneyâ€™s state-of-the-art performance capture animation studio operated in conjunction with Zemeckis and his partners, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey, who will serve as producers on the project. For this fantastic new voyage to Pepperland, Zemeckis will incorporate the 16 Beatles songs and recordings from the original motion picture licensed from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and EMI-Capitol Records, respectively. The songs include â€œAll Together Now,â€ â€œAll You Need Is Love,â€ â€œEleanor Rigby,â€ â€œLucy in the Sky with Diamondsâ€ and â€œWith A Little Help From My Friendsâ€ while combining his unique vision and style to bring this dazzling tale to life. Zemeckis said, â€œâ€™Yellow Submarineâ€™ is one of the greatest fantasy films of all time, and making this new 3D performance capture movie is a dream come true for me. With the latest advances in technology, we will be able to take moviegoers on a voyage unlike any other, and bring new excitement and dimension to Pepperland and the various sea worlds they encounter. Iâ€™m thrilled to be working with the good folks at Apple Corps and our partners at Disney on this epic retelling of one of my all time favorite films.â€