Another Beatles Film Announced

Brian Epstein biopic finds producer

Another Beatles Film Announced

by Owen Williams |
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Album reissues are imminent. Beatles: Rock Band is heading to a console near you. Last week we heard that Robert Zemeckis is planning a motion-capture remake of Yellow Submarine. And today Variety is reporting that a biopic of the Fab Four's first manager Brian Epstein, called A Life in the Day, has been scripted.

Epstein discovered the Beatles at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, and eventually landed them their first record deal, after the demo he personally paid for found its way to George Martin at EMI. He was with the band from 1962 to 1967, when he died of a drug overdose at the young age of 32. The official post-mortem reported accidental death, but it was subsequently revealed that Epstein had flirted with suicide in the past.

The script is by Tony Gittelson and has been picked up by producer David Permut, who also has biopics of John DeLorean and the comedian Sam Kinison (a big Bill Hicks inspiration) in the works.

Permut hopes to source some original Beatles music for the soundtrack, but that's notoriously difficult to do, and he stresses that the film will be more about the formation of the band than their subsequent world domination. Lack of any original music didn't hurt Backbeat at all, so that shouldn't be a disaster if and when the film goes before the cameras.

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