Two Upcoming Beatles Films: Zombie vs. Apple
There are two movies in the works right now that are surrounding the most famous (and wonderful, perfect, glorious, amazing, incredible) band in history, The Beatles. Well, the first one isn’t about the band themselves. It’s actually based on the book by Richard Dilello, The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider’s Diary of the Beatles, Their Million-Dollar Apple Empire, and Its Wild Rise and Fall, which is pretty much as the title describes. First Showing makes a point to mention: “While Apple Corps. is certainly The Beatles company through and through, the film itself will focus on what it meant to be a young man caught up in the wild swirl of the music business, celebrities and the tail end of the swinging sixties’ in London. The Beatles won’t be making an appearance in the film aside from “off-stage – voices in the background, on the end of phones.” To me it sounds a little bit like a Beatles version of Almost Famous. Or maybe I just really want it to be.
The second Beatles-themed movie is a little more bizarre and quite possibly a LOT
more awesome. This one is also based on a book, Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher. Oh yes, you read that right. We’re talking ZOMBIES. Not just that but BEATLES ZOMBIES. According to Telegraph UK, some of the highlights of the book include: 1) A zombie John Lennon kills his bandmates and they all become ‘undead.’ 2) They kill and eat the brains of fans while trying to evade their nemesis, zombie killer Mick Jagger. 3) Jesus agrees with zombie John Lennon that The Beatles are, in fact, bigger than him? To me, this sounds friggin’ hilarious. If it’s done right. Either way, I’ll watch it.