August 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Disney has tapped director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) to remake the Beatles’ 1968 animated feature Yellow Submarine, according to Variety. Zemeckis will utilize the same 3-D performance-capture techniques that he employed in The Polar Express, Beowulf, and this year’s A Christmas Carol. The movie is tentitively scheduled to be released in the summer of 2012.

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