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The astonishing story of The Beatles is set for an epic cinematic retelling through the lens of each individual band member. Acclaimed director Sam Mendes has secured the life rights of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr to craft four separate feature films, one centered around each musical legend. Slated for release in 2027 through Sony Pictures, the films aim to intersect and culminate in a groundbreaking multimedia experience chronicling the Fab Four's meteoric rise and fractious breakup. McCartney, Starr, and the families of Lennon and Harrison have all granted full access to the songwriters' stories and musical catalog. "I'm honored to tell the story of the greatest band of all time and challenge the notion of what going to the movies means," said Mendes, known for Oscar-nominated work on “American Beauty” and recent blockbusters like “1917” and the James Bond films “Skyfall” and “Spectre.” Mendes will direct the ambitious quartet of films while producing alongside his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris. Sony Pictures will finance and distribute the movies in what they promise will be an innovative release strategy tailored to the groundbreaking undertaking. The project marks the first time The Beatles have authorized a major scripted dramatization of their journey. While documentaries like "Let It Be" and recently “Get Back” have delved into the band's history and breakup, the new films aim to fully immerse audiences into each Beatle's perspective through scripted narrative storytelling. The announcement comes as music biopics are seeing a major resurgence at the box office. Recent hits like Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” and other musical legends in the pipeline indicate strong public appetite for peeks into the lives of iconic artists. Still, endeavoring four interlinked films is an ambitious and risky proposition.
The backing of Apple Corps, The Beatles’ media organization, and the blessing of the surviving members confers the full weight of the band's legacy onto the project. "We intend this to be a uniquely thrilling cinematic experience - four films told from four perspectives that tell the story of the most celebrated band of all time," said producer Harris. For Sony Pictures, the high-profile films mark a major coup and tentpole project as the studio celebrates its 100th anniversary. "Theatrical movie events today must be culturally seismic. Sam’s daring, large-scale idea is that and then some," said Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman. After over 50 years, the genius and indelible musical legacy of John, Paul, George, and Ringo will get the silver screen treatment it deserves through a master storyteller in Sam Mendes. Audiences worldwide can expect an unprecedented, intimate look inside the incredible journey of four Liverpool lads who changed music forever when the films hit theaters in 2027. Thanks for listening to Quiet Please. Remember to like and share wherever you get your podcasts. And Hey! History buffs, buckle up! Talking Time Machine isn't your dusty textbook lecture. It's where cutting-edge AI throws wild interview parties with history's iconic figures. In the Talking Time Machine podcast: History Gets a High-Tech Twist, Imagine: Napoleon Bonaparte talking French Politics with Louis the 14th! This podcast is futuristically insightful. Our AI host grills historical legends with questions based on real historical context, leading to surprising, thought-provoking, and often mind-blowing answers. Whether you're a history geek, a tech junkie, or just love a good interview, Talking Time Machine has something for you. Talking Time Machine: search, subscribe and (Listen Now!)
The astonishing story of The Beatles is set for an epic cinematic retelling through the lens of each individual band member. Acclaimed director Sam Mendes has secured the life rights of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr to craft four separate feature films, one centered around each musical legend. Slated for release in 2027 through Sony Pictures, the films aim to intersect and culminate in a groundbreaking multimedia experience chronicling the Fab Four's meteoric rise and fractious breakup. McCartney, Starr, and the families of Lennon and Harrison have all granted full access to the songwriters' stories and musical catalog. "I'm honored to tell the story of the greatest band of all time and challenge the notion of what going to the movies means," said Mendes, known for Oscar-nominated work on “American Beauty” and recent blockbusters like “1917” and the James Bond films “Skyfall” and “Spectre.” Mendes will direct the ambitious quartet of films while producing alongside his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris. Sony Pictures will finance and distribute the movies in what they promise will be an innovative release strategy tailored to the groundbreaking undertaking. The project marks the first time The Beatles have authorized a major scripted dramatization of their journey. While documentaries like "Let It Be" and recently “Get Back” have delved into the band's history and breakup, the new films aim to fully immerse audiences into each Beatle's perspective through scripted narrative storytelling. The announcement comes as music biopics are seeing a major resurgence at the box office. Recent hits like Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” and other musical legends in the pipeline indicate strong public appetite for peeks into the lives of iconic artists. Still, endeavoring four interlinked films is an ambitious and risky proposition. The backing of Apple Corps, The Beatles’ media organization, and the blessing of the surviving members confers the full weight of the band's legacy onto the project. "We intend this to be a uniquely thrilling cinematic experience - four films told from four perspectives that tell the story of the most celebrated band of all time," said producer Harris. For Sony Pictures, the high-profile films mark a major coup and tentpole project as the studio celebrates its 100th anniversary. "Theatrical movie events today must be culturally seismic. Sam’s daring, large-scale idea is that and then some," said Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman. After over 50 years, the genius and indelible musical legacy of John, Paul, George, and Ringo will get the silver screen treatment it deserves through a master storyteller in Sam Mendes. Audiences worldwide can expect an unprecedented, intimate look inside the incredible journey of four Liverpool lads who changed music forever when the films hit theaters in 2027. Thanks for listening to Quiet Please. Remember to like and share wherever you get your podcasts. And Hey! History buffs, buckle up! Talking Time Machine isn't your dusty textbook lecture. It's where cutting-edge AI throws wild interview parties with history's iconic figures. In the Talking Time Machine podcast: History Gets a High-Tech Twist, Imagine: Napoleon Bonaparte talking French Politics with Louis the 14th! This podcast is futuristically insightful. Our AI host grills historical legends with questions based on real historical context, leading to surprising, thought-provoking, and often mind-blowing answers. Whether you're a history geek, a tech junkie, or just love a good interview, Talking Time Machine has something for you. Talking Time Machine: search, subscribe and (Listen Now!) leggi di più leggi meno

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