Mark Waters Going Back In Time To Assassinate Yoko Ono

Friday, January 28 by

Screenwriter Chris McCoy has been trying to get his screenplay Get Back published for a few years now. And it’s not very surprising that it hasn’t gotten made – he’s got a crackerjack premise, but how can you make a Beatles movie without permission from The Beatles? Here’s the premise, that isn’t likely to meet the approval of much of the owners of the Beatles estate (which include Yoko Ono):

“The film follows two die-hard Beatles fans who, like many die-hard Beatles fans, don’t hold a very warm place in their heart for Yoko Ono and blame her for breaking up the band. They find a way to travel back in time to prevent John Lennon from ever meeting Yoko and keeping the Fab Four together.”

Whoa. Anyway, Mark Waters, whose next movie is going to be Mr. Popper’s Penguins, is now set to make Get Back. Maybe the movie is actually about how John and Yoko were in love, and that it was actually no one’s fault that The Beatles broke up, and Yoko Ono is actually a talented multimedia artist and visionary in the field of loud screeching. Then we might actually hear “Get Back” in Get Back. (JoBlo)

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  1. January 28, 2011 9:02 am

    Michael Hockinson

    Assassinate Yoko Ono? Really, Mr. Gibson? Really?

    Nowhere in the version of this script that I have read (dated March 21, 2007) was there even a mention of doing anything violent to Ms. Ono. “Get Back” (think “High Fidelity” meets “Back To The Future”) is very pro-Yoko. I can’t imagine she’d be anything less than delighted to give this film her blessing…