Spice Girls Consider Getting Drawn In For New Flick

As the Beatles' revamped "Yellow Submarine" animated film and songtrack sails into music stores and select theaters across the U.S. and the U.K., word has come that the Spice Girls are considering getting "drawn in" for a new film.

According to MTV Europe, the members of the Spice Girls are apparently planning to lend their likeness to a film project entitled "Journey into Spice," described as a spoof of the 1977 sci-fi classic "Star Wars."

Because of the girl power group's various solo projects -- and continued work on its third LP (see "Rodney Jerkins Keeps Busy With 'The Parkers,' Spice Girls") -- it wasn't immediately known if the Spice Girls would provide their own vocals for the project, or if they would allow imitators to mimic their voices, as the Beatles opted to do for "Yellow Submarine."

In other Spice-related news, the group's Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton has cut a remake of Edie Brickell and the New

Bohemians' 1989 slacker hit "What I Am" with the U.K. production duo Tin Tin Out. The cover is slated for inclusion on Tin Tin's new album, "11 to Fly," due out in Britain in November.

Melanie C, a.k.a. Sporty Spice, will release her solo debut album, titled "Northern Soul," in October, and will travel to North America next month to play three showcase gigs in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles (see "Sporty Mel C. Makes Punkish Solo Live Debut, Slots U.S. Dates").