Sam Mendes is Developing Four Films About Each Member of The Beatles

The Beatles in the 1960s
The Beatles - Paul Mccartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr. Photo by Granger/REX/Shutterstock (8754325a)

Musical biopics are going stronger than ever, and it was just a matter of time before The Beatles got their own. That moment is finally here, and the Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes is currently developing four theatrical films inspired by the iconic British rock band.

This project marks the historic first for The Beatles because it’s the first scripted film that officially got a green light from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison, who granted their full life stories and music rights.

Pippa Harris, who’s producing this project alongside Mendes via Neal Street Productions, described it as “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.”

Mendes said they decided to go with Sony Pictures due to their passion for the idea and commitment to propelling these films theatrically in an innovative and exciting way. We’re yet to learn what exactly this means, but all four films are eyeing a 2027 release window.

The Beatles made music together between 1960 and 1970, but that was just enough time to change the face of music forever. Their legacy lives on over five decades later and they’re remembered as one of the most influential rock groups of all time.