Just when you begin to think that the news is nothing but one catastrophic disaster after another, and the world's going to hell in a handbasket, a story like this reminds you that there's still hope for the human race. At least for the segment that's not addicted to soul-deadening, creepy motion capture flops:
The Walt Disney Co. has deep-sixed Mars Needs Moms producer Robert Zemeckis' planned next project for the studio, the high-profile remake of the classic Beatles film Yellow Submarine, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.Ah, the sweet smell of freedom.
...sources say the disastrous $6.9 million opening for the $150 million-budgeted Mars, produced by Zemeckis, guaranteed that Submarine would never set sail at Disney. The producer-director is now free to shop the project to another studio.