Beatles Members Will Each Get A Biopic

Beatles Members Will Each Get A Biopic | Society Of Rock Videos

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The Beatles, the legendary rock band, are set to be featured in not just one, but four separate movies, each focusing on a different member of the group. Director Sam Mendes will lead the charge in bringing these stories to the big screen.

This move by the Beatles marks a significant departure from their usual approach to granting rights, as they have agreed to provide full life and music rights for this project, making it a major endeavor. Sony Pictures recently unveiled this ambitious plan, which will unfold the stories of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr across four distinct films.

These movies, which are the brainchild of Mendes, are expected to debut in a unique theatrical manner, possibly overlapping or running concurrently in theaters. While the exact release plans are yet to be announced, Sony is aiming for a rollout in 2027.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison have all given their endorsement to the project through the band’s Apple Corps. Ltd. Sony Music Publishing holds the rights to the majority of Beatles songs.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Mendes said:

“I’m honored to be telling the story of the greatest rock band of all time, and excited to challenge the notion of what constitutes a trip to the movies.”

Each of the four films will offer a unique perspective from the viewpoint of a different Beatle, promising an epic cinematic experience that weaves together the tale of this iconic band. Producer Pippa Harris emphasized the privilege of having the support of the Beatles and Apple Corps for the project.

While the Beatles have been featured in various films and documentaries over the years, this project represents a significant departure. Recent technological advancements even facilitated a reunion of sorts, resulting in the release of the song “Now and Then” in 2023.

Efforts to dramatize the Beatles’ story have been sporadic, but the surge in popularity of music biopics has reignited interest in their narrative. Mendes’ bold approach aims to create a cultural phenomenon akin to recent hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Rocketman.”

Tom Rothman, Chair and Chief Executive of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, praised the collaboration, foreseeing Mendes’ artistic vision paired with the iconic music and stories of the Beatles captivating audiences worldwide. The project promises to break new ground in cinematic storytelling, thanks to Mendes’ daring concept and the enduring legacy of the Fab Four.

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