Thursday, May 13, 2010

Zombie Beatles book 'Paul is Undead' movie on way

Abraham Lincoln battles vampires, Jane Austen dispatches zombies and sea monsters and Elvis unravels mummies.

But when it comes to The Beatles, they have to be unique and walk an Abbey-normal Road (see what I did right there?  Nice, right?). Hence, Alan Goldsher's book, Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, which casts the Fab Four as re-animated corpse rock stars - instead of as the monster hunters - that was just optioned for a movie by Double Feature.

With Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter being adapted by Tim Burton, and Natalie Portman planning on starring in the onscreen version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the famous face/supernatural mashup is big right now in paranormal pop culture.

As far as the book goes, Paul is Undead hits shelves June 22 and sounds so wrong but very right. Read the synopsis after the jump.

John Lennon, a young, idealistic zombie guitarist with dreams of global domination, Liverpool seems the ideal place to form a band that could take over the world. In an inspired act, Lennon kills and reanimates local rocker Paul McCartney, kicking off an unstoppable partnership. With the addition of newly zombified guitarist George Harrison and drummer/Seventh Level Ninja Lord Ringo Starr, the Beatles soon cut a swath of bloody good music and bloody violent mayhem across Europe, America, and the entire planet.

In this searing oral history, discover how the Fab Four climbed to the Toppermost of the Poppermost while stealing the hearts, ears, and brains of smitten teenage girls. Learn the tale behind a spiritual journey that resulted in the dismemberment of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Marvel at the seemingly indestructible quartet’s survival of a fierce attack by Eighth Level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono. And find out how the boys escaped eternal death at the hands of England’s greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger.