Director Robert Zemeckis reassured me last night about his remake of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”
“It will be cutting edge,” he said. The animation will be 3D, plus both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono, have been very involved in it, Zemeckis says. The “Roger Rabbit” director has already picked out unknown British actors for voices of the Fab Four and is very enthused. So Beatle fans shouldn’t worry.
Zemeckis was the ’21’ Club for a dinner to honor his wife, Leslie. Her documentary about burlesque, “Burly the Q,” brought out Michael Douglas, writer-director Brian Koppelman (of Douglas’s sensational new film, “Solitary Man”), plus Sharon Stone, Alan Alda, Stacy Keach, hot new star Benjamin Walker (from the Public Theater’s “Andrew Bloody Jackson”), “60 Minutes” anchor Bob Simon, documentary film legends DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, producer Jean Doumanian, the always entertaining Bill McCuddy, GossipCentral.com writer Regina Weinreich, producer Wendy Finerman, J. Walter Thompson’s Sally Morrison, and actor Steve Guttenberg.
I liked Leslie Zemeckis–she wore a little crown in honor of her burlesque heroes. She could have been Jessica Rabbit–which is a nice segue. Bob Z says a script “is being written” for a “Roger Rabbit” sequel. It’s about time!