Sam Mendes is Working on Four Films Inspired By The Beatles

It was just a matter of time before The Beatless got the high-profile biopic they deserved, and Sam Mendes is making it happen! The Oscar-winning filmmaker is developing not one, but four theatrical films inspired by each member of the record-breaking British band.

Mendes’ films aim to “tell the astonishing story of the greatest band in history”, from their foundation to their breakup in 1970. This project is a historic first for the band because Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison all agreed to give full life story and music rights to Mendes.

Mendes joined forces with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring this project to life, and they’re planning to release all four films in 2027. The studio described its release strategy as “innovative and groundbreaking”, but they’re yet to share the exact details.

“Pairing [Mendes’] premiere filmmaking team, with the music and the stories of four young men who changed the world, will rock audiences all over the globe. We are deeply grateful to all parties and look forward ourselves to breaking some rules with Sam’s uniquely artistic vision,” said Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group’s CEO Tom Rothman.

The Beatless made music together for a single decade between 1960 and 1970, but that didn’t stop them from going down in history as one of the most influential rock bands of all time. They shared several unreleased tracks following their breakup, including last year’s “Now and Then”.