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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yellow Submarine Cast

So, Robert Zemeckis, the legendary film director who gave us the Back to the Future trilogy, and who is now a pioneer of the medium of performance capture thanks to The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol, is hard at work on his next performance capture epic, a remake of the Beatles animated film, Yellow Submarine.

Zemeckis announced the cast the other day, so these lucky actors have the daunting task of playing the Beatles:

- Dean Lennox Kelly, a veteran British TV actor, will be playing John Lennon. My fellow nerds will recognize him as William Shakespeare from that episode of Doctor Who where the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones met Shakespeare.

- Peter Serafinowciz, a veteran British commedian, TV actor, and voice actor, will be playing Paul McCartney. My fellow nerds will recognize him as the voice of Darth Maul in Phantom Menace.

- Cary Elwes, a veteran of Zemeckis's performance capture films, will be playing George Harrison. My fellow nerds will remember him as Wesley in The Princess Bride and Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

- Adam Campbell, who was in Date Movie and Epic Movie, will be playing Ringo Starr.

And, when new recordings of the Beatles classics are called for, the songs will be performed by Beatles tribute band Fab 4.

Disney hopes to have this one in theatres for Summer 2012, and have its premiere in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

I'm still on record as thinking this is a bad idea.

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