4 Interconnected Beatles Movies in the Works with Director Sam Mendes

4 Interconnected Beatles Movies in the Works with Director Sam Mendes

A lot of fans have been clamoring for a modern Beatles biopic, and we’ve gotten several tributes for the Fab Four in recent years including Yesterday and Across the Universe. Now Sony is ready to tell the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in spectacular fashion.

As per Deadline, director Sam Mendes (1917, Skyfall) and Neal Street Productions are teaming up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to deliver, not one, but four standalone Beatles movies, each one telling the story of each member. The site writes:

“Mendes conceived this grand vision. He’ll tell interconnected stories, one from each band member’s point of view. The dating cadence of the films will be revealed closer to the films’ release.”

With each member of the band being larger than life on their own, it does kind of make sense that they would try to tell their story across four movies; but I think a safer route would have been a connected miniseries.

Then again, with the Beatles also having their own influence in film with movies like Hard Day’s Night and Yellow Submarine, some fans have been pitching that each biopic would be a different kind of genre.

With the recent rise of musical biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody, Elvis, and Rocketman, it was only a matter of time before someone got to The Beatles. I’ll admit, the concept of four theatrical films does seem like a huge gamble, but it should be a huge payoff if they manage to deliver.

No release date has been set for the four Beatles solo movies.

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