Don’t look now, but apparently there’s even more zombie-themed fan fiction headed to the big screen. It’s a feeding frenzy in Hollywood right now, and if you want to cash in on the craze all you have to do is take well-known stories and characters and mash them up with an undead twist. We’ve already seen Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter land movie deals, and now this week Double Feature Films have optioned Paul is Undead, an illustrated novel from Alan Goldsher that re-imagines The Beatles as zombies!
The story revolves around an undead guitarist named Lennon who kills and then reanimates three local musicians in order to form a band with them and take over the world. Things seem to be going well until they run afoul of England’s greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger. I have to admit, part of me thinks this is kind of clever and creative, but on the other hand, it just seems so… I don’t know, easy. With the right sense of humour it could be fun, but it could also easily run out of steam after the first five minutes. And can they get away with this without licensing any Beatles rights or songs? I’m not too sure how much crossover there is between zombie fans and Beatles fans anyway, but I guess we’re about to find out. What do you think, could this be a unique and twisted take on British music history, or are you all zombied out?