Our friends at IESB have gotten their hands on a casting breakdown and short plot synopsis for Robert Zemeckis' upcoming motion capture remake of The Beatles' seminial animated musical The Yellow Submarine.
A few months ago, it was announced that casting for the Fab Four was currently underway. There was also talk that Zemeckis was strategically planning to get both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the only two living Beatles, involved in the project. Here is the casting breakdown and synopsis that IESB came across:
Yellow Submarine (additional roles)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Motion Capture Studio: Disney
STORY LINE: Follows a singing group of 4 British young men that are asked to help a land that has been overtaken by mean spirited creatures. They are recruited by an escapee to come and bring joy and music back to the land...
This film will be done in the Motion Capture technique.
[JEREMY HILLARY BOOB, PH.D.] A strange, short, brown-furred man with a blue clown face. An intellectual loner that speaks in puns, riddles, and rhymes. Lives in the Sea of Nothing...CO-STAR AGE: 30-60. STANDARD R.P. ENGLISH ACCENT [CHIEF BLUE MEANIE] Head of the "Blue Meanies." A rotund blue menace with erect dog-ears, sick yellow teeth, and a bi-polar lashing tongue. Angry, bitter, vengeful. Hates music, Pepperlanders, and The Beatles...CO-STAR AGE: 40-60 YRS OLD - STANDARD R.P. ENGLISH ACCENT
[MAX] Chief Blue Meanie's fearful assistant / henchman. Executes the Chief's orders to attack Pepperland. Often the victim of Chief's jokes, fits, and verbal abuses. Wears a large "M" on his chest...CO-STAR 25 - 60 YRS OLD - STANDARD R.P. ENGLISH ACCENT
[FRED (AKA, "OLD FRED" & "YOUNG FRED")] Captain of the Yellow Submarine. At the request of Lord Mayor, seeks out The Beatles to save Pepperland. Often breaks into fits of excited exasperation...CO-STAR 50-70 YRS OLD - STANDARD R.P. ENGLISH ACCENT
[LORD MAYOR] Mayor of Pepperland. An ancient man with deep creases in his face and a long history with the land and its population. Ancient, Old and Tired voice tends to sound like it creaks out of him. Tires easily. Plays the cello...CO-STAR VOICE SHOULD SOUND 80-100 YRS OLD - STANDARD R.P. ENGLISH ACCENT