Welcome to the Beatles Verse – The Boston Globe

Director Peter Jackson scored with his Disney+ docu-series “The Beatles: Get Back,” which is nominated for five Emmys, including Outstanding Non-Fiction Series. His three-parter about the final days of the Fab Four has been so successful that he’s currently planning another project with the surviving Beatles, “something very, very different from ‘Get Back,'” he recently said. at Deadline.

What could it be? It’s easy to imagine a world born out of The Beatles, just as the entertainment industry continued to find new paths in “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” The Beatles verse could become, like the upcoming “Game of Thrones” sequels, an intellectual property bonanza, uniquely endowed with the mind of George Martin rather than George RR Martin. It would be a media franchise. Imagine that, if you will, and please keep all moaning to a minimum.

“Day Traveler” Micro-dosing has become increasingly popular in recent years, so many people are now proudly “weekend hippies”. This book offers a journey into the world of taking small amounts of LSD – or, if you prefer, a series of visits to gaze at Lucy in the sky with diamonds – and it will be illustrated by Heinz Edelmann’s psychedelic visual work of “Yellow Submarine.” No Blue Meanies, though; it’s about blue skies and rising above.

“Eleanor Rigby” Frances McDormand is set to play the lead role in this drama, a lonely woman who dedicates her time to the local church. She thirsts for love, but is it too late? Her gaze wanders towards the desperate Father McKenzie, played by Colin Firth, and it is for him that she makes up herself, hoping to attract him and draw him into human love. Will they meet again before it’s too late? Will she ever be able to darn his socks for him?

“Daed Si Luap” In this mysterious documentary series, a group of boomer QAnon followers tackle the case of Paul McCartney, who has been permanently missing in action since 1966, when he died permanently in a car accident. In their quest for the non-false truth, they delve into a host of clues – not just the phrase “Paul is dead” when you turn “I’m so tired” upside down, but Paul’s bare feet on the cover of “Abbey Road” and the undeniable fact that he was buried in a 100% Norwegian wooden coffin.

“Lord of the Ringos” In 1968, the Beatles tried to make a movie about Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”. The plan: Paul McCartney in Frodo, John Lennon in Gollum, George Harrison in Gandalf and Ringo Starr in Sam, under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. Alas, the author did not agree: “He did not like the idea of ​​a pop group making its history”, explained Peter Jackson to the BBC last year. “So it was canceled by him.” John and George are gone and Paul is very busy. so Ringo is going to play all four roles, with Jackson directing. There will be CGI.

“Yellow Submarine.”

“Yellow Submarine” Think “Big Brother”, but the house is actually a real submarine painted yellow! I know, it’s awesome, and it’s an exciting step for The Beatles’ IP as they aspire to enter the reality TV space. Each of the house’s guests sleeps in the bunk bed section – it’s labeled the Sea of ​​Holes – and hosting duties will fall to a brilliant man named Jeremy Hillary Boob from Nowhere Land. Naturally, there will be all-star versions of “Yellow Submarine,” and the franchise will inevitably become a “sea” of “green.”

“Your mother should know” Now that network TV is lousy with game shows, here’s one Beatles fans can follow. The contestants – who must dress in all-white tuxedos – are given trivial questions about things from before they were born, then are tasked with calling their mothers, live, to get the answers. Sir Paul explained the vaudeville song in his 1997 authorized biography, noting: “I was basically trying to say that your mother may know more than you think.” Let’s see if he was right.

your dolls Yes, it is a line of figurines of some of the characters in the group. Oh, what joy for every girl and every boy! The gang is all here, guys. Polythene Pam, Sexy Sadie, Lovely Rita, Honey Pie, Rocky Raccoon, Doctor Robert, Lady Madonna, Mean Mr. Mustard, Maggie Mae, Maxwell, Mr. Kite, Martha and even Michelle. You have to integrate this into your life.

Matthew Gilbert can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @MatthieuGilbert.

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