DEVELOPING: The British Zombie Invasion


DEADLINE: In the latest example of Hollywood alchemy that mixes real historical figures with flesh-eating zombies, Double Feature partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher have optioned Paul Is Undead, an Alan Goldsher novel that re-imagines the history of The Beatles–with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr re-cast as zombies. Written as oral history, the book details how Lennon, a zombie guitarist in Liverpool, kills and reanimates McCartney, then does the same with Harrison and Starr. They create hits and bloody mayhem across the world, pursued by England’s greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger. They also engage in a battle with Eighth Level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono, and snack on the brains of swooning fans. MORE

PAJIBA: It’s based on a novel by Alan Goldsher called Paul Is Undead and it will chronicle the story of an undead John Lennon as he leaves Liverpool, kills and reanimates a band, and then takes them on tour of terror across Europe and the States. MORE

COLLIDER: Liam Gallagher, who was lead singer of the band Oasis, is developing and producing a feature film about The Beatles’ multi-media corporation, Apple Corps.  Based on the book The Longest Cocktail Party by Richard DiLello, the film will take place between 1968-1969 and center on DiLello’s time as a student at Apple Corps with Apple Press Officer Derek Taylor.  Reading the synopsis from the press release, it sounds like the film is more of an episodic series of wild times at the corporation than an overarching narrative. MORE

SLAYER: Angel Of Death

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