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Sony Pictures has secured the rights to create an unparalleled cinematic encounter – four full-length films that trace the ascent and dissolution of the renowned band The Beatles, as seen from each member’s point of view. The projects will be directed by renowned filmmaker Sam Mendes (“1917”, “Skyfall”). 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,” he stated.

With full support from the surviving Beatles and the estates of Lennon and Harrison, the films will have unprecedented access to the band’s life stories and catalogs of hit songs. The scripts will follow the group’s journey from unknown musicians to global superstars, culminating in their split in 1970.

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Sony Pictures will produce and distribute all four films worldwide in 2027. While it’s a major risk to simultaneously debut multiple movies about the same subject, music biopics have found box office success lately. Examples include the Elvis Presley film Elvis and Bob Marley documentary One Love.

Neal Street Productions, led by Mendes and producer Pippa Harris, will helm the projects in collaboration with Apple Corps Ltd. “We intend this to be a uniquely thrilling, and epic cinematic experience: four films, told from four different perspectives which tell a single story about the most celebrated band of all time,” said Harris.

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This will mark the first time The Beatles have wholly backed a dramatized movie about their careers. Documents like Let It Be and recent docuseries Get Back focused on specific eras but not their full saga. Sony chairman Tom Rothman believes Mendes’ bold multi-film approach can create a “culturally seismic” global event for audiences.

With support from the highest levels at Sony, the stage is set for these four movies to roll out a groundbreaking retrospective on the legendary Fab Four. Fans eagerly await how Mendes will do them justice through this novel narrative structure.

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