While we wait with baited breath for our first look at Robert Zemeckis’ motion captured take on The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Variety have given us an idea of what Zemeckis is up to next.

Imagemovers and Disney are to team up to kick off what is sure to be another teen-friendly franchise to adapt Kat Falls’s forthcoming book Dark Falls, about a submerged future world in which a section of society live on the ocean floor. We’re promised strange powers and conspiracy and the cynical side of me is saying that with the relative failure of Percy Jackson there’s room in the cinemas for a new kids with powers series but with Disney and Zemeckis behind this it might turn out well.

First question which comes to mind is will this film make use of Zemeckis’ favoured motion captured technology? Nothing more has been revealed but here’s the book’s synopsis,

When the oceans rose, entire continents were swallowed up by the rising water. Now humans live packed into high rises on small tracts of land, while those willing to forge new frontiers settle deep beneath the waves.

Ty has lived under the sea his entire life, helping his family to farm the ocean floor. But when outlaws attack, Ty finds himself in a fight to save the only home he has ever known. Joined by Gemma, a girl from Topside who is looking for her missing brother, Ty ventures into the frontier’s rough underworld – and discovers some very dark secrets. Secrets which threaten to destroy everything…
A world where the deep can be dangerous, the darkness can be deadly and sometimes it’s all you can do to stay alive…
So, are you Team Topside, or Team Aqualung?