Mark Waters just can’t stay away from good material. The Mean Girls and Freaky Friday helmer is in talks to direct a feature based on The Beatles. We’re talking Paul, John, George, and Ringo, on the big screen — well not exactly. According to Variety, Waters will direct Get Back, a time traveling film that will show just how far a pair of fans will go to keep their favorite band together.
The trade reports that the story of Get Back centers on two die hard Beatles fans, who discover a time machine and decide to prevent the meeting of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. They feel that their relationship is what caused the group to break up and they want to prevent it from ever happening. The screenplay was written my Chris McCoy.
Production on the film is slated to begin late this summer in London, but before then he has to finish his upcoming feature Mr. Popper’s Penguins. It’s the live action adaptation of the children’s book of the same name that features Jim Carrey in the title role.
What do you think of the premise of Get Back? Are you interested in seeing the film?