In a conversation with Total Film (via Movie Hole) Zemeckis talked about the difficulty of handling a remake of such a beloved property. “That would have been a great one to bring the Beatles back to life. But it’s probably better not to be remade - you’re always behind the 8-ball when you do a remake. It gets harder and harder [to make movies] with the current state of the industry," he explained. "It’s difficult to stay passionate about it. The hardest thing for a filmmaker as he’s aging is saying, ‘How much more of this crap can I take?’ It’s tough, I can only do it if I have a script to believe in, like ‘Flight.’”
Maybe now he’ll wise up and stop the development of the unnecessary “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” sequel and stay within the live-action and original realm. The remake of "Yellow Submarine" always seemed a dubious proposition, so we're just glad its off the table. Catch “Flight” in theaters now.