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When will the modern day Beatles movie come?
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I tried to do a search for a thread on this subject before posting and to my dismay there doesn't appear to be a thread about the prospect of a new Beatles film for the modern era 

 

There's the Ron Howard documentary and there was going to be the movie about Brian Epstein but that will now be a TV series 

With all the new music biopics I think it would be great for The Beatles to have one and it would expose a new generation to their work. And the story seems epic, with the right director it would certainly be a major blockbuster at the theaters. 

 

What do you guys think?

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I think that if one was made, I would rather have a completely fictional one like the Beatles fight a dragon since their are already several biopics about their history and countless books about it.

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^ (edit: the ^ goes to Don.W's post) Paul and Ringo could play themselves! They could use Hollywood magic makeup and wigs to make them look like their younger selves. ahdn_ringo_09

In case anyone is interested in reading about the Ron Howard film, see the Beatles Live Project thread.

For the Epstein movie-turned-tv-show discussion see http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....tle-movie/

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I saw Jersey Boys a couple years ago when it came out which is about the Four Seasons and I thought that was a really good movie (I've also seen the play which is even better).

It would be cool if they made some kind of Beatles musical like that, though it would probably bother me that the songs were all covers and if the people didn't look like them, but I would be able to get over it.

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Ahhh Girl said
^ (edit: the ^ goes to Don.W's post) Paul and Ringo could play themselves! They could use Hollywood magic makeup and wigs to make them look like their younger selves. ahdn_ringo_09

In case anyone is interested in reading about the Ron Howard film, see the Beatles Live Project thread.

For the Epstein movie-turned-tv-show discussion see http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....tle-movie/

 

 

There's an interesting idea, but isn't Faul too tall to play Paul? a-hard-days-night-john-1 

 

Just playing but it would definitely require them to be at the top of their acting game . . even though they would only be required to play themselves. Paul did just get cast for that Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I think Paul and Ringo's best role for the movie would be as producers to oversee the project - I was thinking Mark Lewisohn could be used as a writer or perhaps as a consultant since he seems to know everything down to the amount Ringo tipped the barista when he ordered a coffee on the second Tuesday of March 1964 (/end hyperbole)

 

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I think that if one was made, I would rather have a completely fictional one like the Beatles fight a dragon since their are already several biopics about their history and countless books about it.

 

I think that would be a great idea for a cartoon, I would love to see a return of The Beatles cartoons. As for the movies, I know it's been done before but I don't believe any of them had the music licenses . . plus they're old now, we need something new for the big screen to show their story and introduce their music to the youth. 

 

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I saw Jersey Boys a couple years ago when it came out which is about the Four Seasons and I thought that was a really good movie (I've also seen the play which is even better).

It would be cool if they made some kind of Beatles musical like that, though it would probably bother me that the songs were all covers and if the people didn't look like them, but I would be able to get over it.

That was a cool movie, I really liked it - plus there was the James Brown movie. The NWA movie and the upcoming Tupac movie. It seems Hollywood is cashing in on a new era of music biopics . . I don't think it's a matter of if, but when - perhaps I might be projecting my own interest but I believe that even today it has the potential to not only be the most critically acclaimed movie of the year based on the strength of the story but also one of the biggest blockbuster releases. The story would definitely be worthy of a longer movie rather than a shorter movie that is missing pieces or a movie that only covers one piece of them, it would probably attract an older crowd who has the attention span for a longer film and the story would be interesting enough to maintain the interest of the younger millennials learning about their story for the first time. Starting with them as teens in Liverpool . . getting to the point where John is performing with The Quarrymen and Paul McCartney watching from the crowd, them meeting  . . moving along to the days in Germany, getting rejected by labels . . then Brian Epstein, the deal with EMI, meeting George Martin, cutting the first demo/singles, radio going to America, Ed Sullivan, Beatlemania . . back in the UK for the studio years, drug influence . . then break-up. I think you end the story at the rooftop concert 

 

Then release an official soundtrack . . and of course you've gotta capitalize on it by re-releasing the entire catalog from the original masters in 32 bit, 192kHz a-hard-days-night-john-1 

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If anything decent came out it would need to be after Yoko, Paul, Olivia and Ringo have died as otherwise it will be the most bland dull movie ever seen. They can't even sanction the official 'Let it Be' so what hope we we have for a gritty true account of what went on even if played by actors.

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If anything decent came out it would need to be after Yoko, Paul, Olivia and Ringo have died as otherwise it will be the most bland dull movie ever seen. They can't even sanction the official 'Let it Be' so what hope we we have for a gritty true account of what went on even if played by actors.

Yikes . . you think they would want to sugarcoat the story? 

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They did with the Anthology to some extent. Apple like to market the brand in a way so that it doesn't affect their legacy and therefore selling power.

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A really good biopic needs to:

1. Get the casting of Paul right. In every bloody biopic there is, he comes across as goofy.

2. Stop portraying John as a miserable sod who makes everyone else around him miserable. I'm sure his life had some  happy moments! 

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LoveUlikeGuitars said
A really good biopic needs to:

1. Get the casting of Paul right. In every bloody biopic there is, he comes across as goofy.

2. Stop portraying John as a miserable sod who makes everyone else around him miserable. I'm sure his life had some  happy moments! 

3. Give George and Ringo an equal role instead of making it one as if they were hanging about near John and Paul whenever they went anywhere like some deranged obsessed stalkers. 

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LoveUlikeGuitars said
A really good biopic needs to:

1. Get the casting of Paul right. In every bloody biopic there is, he comes across as goofy.

2. Stop portraying John as a miserable sod who makes everyone else around him miserable. I'm sure his life had some  happy moments! 

AGREE!!! I've seen some pretty good Lennons, but Paul is never really right. 

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Hey, even the Johns are pretty bad. They have the same expression on their face. One would think Johnny boy never smiled xD

 

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LoveUlikeGuitars said
Hey, even the Johns are pretty bad. They have the same expression on their face. One would think Johnny boy never smiled xD

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I think that an animated movie would be better then it would give some more freedom to the casting.

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At this point, the Beatles acting would be more for the people who can actually appreciate their "acting." Including their songs would be a completely different matter. Having another Beatles movie with a plot or more dialogue than songs wouldn't be good for marketing. Even 20 years ago, this might have been different. Now it just doesn't make sense.

However, having a musical-type movie with perhaps Paul and Ringo playing secondary characters, would rack in money. Are the Beatles really remembered for their acting? 

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Perhaps Disney can revive that Yellow Submarine remake that was such a terrible idea to begin with. 

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Necko said
Perhaps Disney can revive that Yellow Submarine remake that was such a terrible idea to begin with. 

Would prefer it if they used the animation to do something else Beatley. Cant see why anyone wants a remake of 'Yellow Submarine '.

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meanmistermustard said
If anything decent came out it would need to be after Yoko, Paul, Olivia and Ringo have died as otherwise it will be the most bland dull movie ever seen. They can't even sanction the official 'Let it Be' so what hope we we have for a gritty true account of what went on even if played by actors.

In that case, I'll be happy to wait.

You are so right. They'd never allow dents in the armor...so to speak.

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meanmistermustard said
If anything decent came out it would need to be after Yoko, Paul, Olivia and Ringo have died as otherwise it will be the most bland dull movie ever seen. They can't even sanction the official 'Let it Be' so what hope we we have for a gritty true account of what went on even if played by actors.

Yoko would want sooooooooooooo much of herself cut out from the Let It Be movie, that there would be nothing left. yoko-ono_01 

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I'm not as sure as you are about that. Say what you will about Yoko, I don't think she regrets anything  she has ever said or done.

To me, her qualities include strength of conviction and much self confidence.

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I REALLY don't like Yoko. She came into John Lennons life, made him abandon his son and wife, she then broke up the Beatles, and pulled him away from all his loved ones. She ruined the Beatles. She got to Johns head and made him leave his best friends in the Beatles.

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