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The Beatles to GET BACK to the future in new time travel comedy

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
January 28th, 2011

What if you could go back in time and prevent The Beatles from breaking up? That's the question that screenwriter Chris McCoy poses in his Black Listed script for GET BACK, a comedy about two Fab Four fans that travel backwards through time to ensure that they get back to where they once belonged and that Yoko Ono never has the opportunity to "Yoko Ono" the band. I wonder if they'll reach the late '60s by way of a yellow, time traveling submarine?

Variety is reporting that MEAN GIRLS director Mark Waters is negotiations to direct the film from production company Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (ADVENTURELAND), with production projected to commence late this summer.

"Get Back" was the last track on The Beatles' 12th and final album Let It Be, released in 1970. The film would join a number of recent Beatles-themed films including their famous cameo in WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, NOWHERE BOY, and the upcomers PAUL IS UNDEAD and YELLOW SUBMARINE remake from director Robert Zemeckis (who knows a thing or two or three about time travel films as well).

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