Sam Mendes to direct four Beatles biopics

"The Beatles" / Photo: The Hollywood Archive / Avalon / Profimedia

The famous four from Liverpool, the legendary The Beatles returns to the big canvas, announced Tuesday "Sony Pictures" (Sony Pictures), clarifying that each member of the legendary "Beatles" will be immortalized in a biopic on the big screen directed by Sam Mendes.

"For the first time, The Beatles' record label, Apple Corps Ltd, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison have granted the rights to use their life stories and music for screenwriting and filmmaking," it said. studio announcement.

"We planned this to be a unique, exciting, epic cinematic experience: four films, told from four different perspectives, telling the same story about the most famous band of all time," said Pippa Harris, who will direct the film with Mendes. The films are expected to be released in 2027.

In April 1970, six months after the release of the album "Abbey Road" and a month before "Let It Be", the members of the famous British band announced that they were splitting up. The ten-year collaboration between McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr resulted in 14 best-selling albums, nearly a billion records sold and several films. But after the breakup, the families of the band members did not give permission for the Beatles story to be shown on screen.

The Beatles have been the subject of numerous documentaries, such as the series The Beatles: Get Back directed by Peter Jackson.

Mendes, the director known for such blockbusters as "American Beauty," the James Bond films "Skyfall" and "Spectre," said he was "honored to be given the opportunity to tell the story of the greatest rock band of all time."

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