No, unfortunately I can’t say John Lennon and George Harrison have been found alive in some underground bunker with Elvis Presley and Tupac, but I can give you the next best thing. That’s right, a re-imagining of The Beatles history where the gang are zombies, bitten and turned by zombie Lennon (personally, I always suspected it).
According to Deadline, Double Features partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher have optioned the rights to Alan Goldsher’s upcoming book, Paul is Undead. The book will follow the newly zombified Beatles as they become a hit band and fight against zombie-hunter Mick Jagger and eighth level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono.
And if that doesn’t sound ridiculous enough, Sher had this to say about the book:
“The illustrations are fantastic, and how can you not love a book where Jesus agrees with Zombie John Lennon, that the Beatles are in fact bigger than him.”
While the project could fall prey to Troma syndrome (A funny idea that doesn’t actually translate well into a full length movie), I’m hopeful that the story has legs beyond simple shock value. I guess we’ll find out just how much potential it has soon enough, as the book hits shelves next month.
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