The Beatles Cinematic Universe? Four interlocking biopics based on band members lives announced

Director Sam Mendes will helm all four films, each focusing on a separate member of the band.
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The Beatles will be the subject of four interlocking biopic films, each focusing on a single member of the band, with all four to be directed by Sam Mendes, it has been announced today. 

Mendes (who has directed acclaimed, Oscar-winning flicks such as 1917, Revolution Road and James Bond blockbuster Skyfall) has partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment and his own Neal Street Productions to mount the four films. 

Apple Corps, The Beatles's surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - as well as the families of the late John Lennon and George Harrison - have already signed over full life story and music rights for the four feature films, which are right now expected to debut in 2027.

Pippa Harris, Mendes's producing partner, said that Mendes himself came up with the concept of the linked biopics over a year ago. 

"It's a testament to his creative brilliance and powers of persuasion that Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sean Lennon and Olivia Harrison responded with such warmth and enthusiasm as soon as he spoke with them,” she said in a statement. 

US site Deadline first reported the news.

This of course, comes at the perfect time for Beatles fans to rejoice at yet more news relating to the Fab Four. Just last year, The Beatles made a game-changing, record-breaking return to the Official Singles Chart, when their 'final' single Now and Then reached Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. It became the 18th Number 1 for the band, and their first in 54 years.

Upon reaching Number 1, Now and Then broke several Official Charts records; including the longest-ever gap between Number 1 singles (54 years), the longest span between an act's first and last Number 1 single (60 years) and extending their own record as the British act with the most Number 1s in UK chart history with 18 in total (only Elvis Presley, with 21, has more).

Re-live every UK Number 1 single by The Beatles here

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