Beatles Zombie Mash-Up Paul is Undead Optioned for Feature Film
A new mash-up novel in the tradition of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, only this time turning The Beatles into zombies, entitled Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, is hitting store shelves on June 22nd; and it's already being considered for a feature film.
Per Deadline New York 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.
"I am a huge Beatle's fan like the rest of the world, and Alan's mash-up, which really showcases his love of music history and his appreciation of the zombie world, is a fun, funny read," said Sher. "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? We will be going out to studios, financiers, and talent soon."
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Wonder if Mick will play himself in the Dread Central forums!