Musical biopics have become a popular phenomenon in the world of movies, with this trend reaching its most ambitious execution as of yet. Sony Pictures has just greenlit director Sam Mendes’s tetralogy centered on each member of The Beatles, with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr set to become the central protagonists for each of their own biopics, which will be released in 2027.

According to the first released details of the grandiose project, each film will focus on the unique perspective of each member of the iconic band, and will share an interconnected narrative with the other films in the series. All four movies have been considered the first-ever scripted narrative that holds the proper rights to their lives, as well as their full music catalog for use in the forthcoming series of films. Surviving members of the group McCartney and Starr have given their personal approval for the project, while the families and estates of Harrison and Lennon also share the same enthusiasm for the project.

Mendes, who is known for directing critically acclaimed films such as American Beauty, Skyfall, and 1917, shared his excitement at the news via an official press release. “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”, the director said. Alongside Sony Pictures, Neal Street Productions will also be handling the production and distribution of the four upcoming films. No news about casting and other developments has yet to be announced, but are expected to be released shortly as soon as production begins on each of the upcoming films.

Just recently, The Beatles released their latest single Now and Then last November 2, 2023, with the track being completed with the use of artificial intelligence. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson also released a documentary on the band’s recording process of the album Let It Be, titled The Beatles: Get Back, which compiled and collected over 468 minutes of unreleased footage and material of the iconic group.

As the world anticipates further details on the upcoming series of biopics, feel free to revisit The Beatles’ Now And Then below: