Trailer for Danny Boyle’s 'Yesterday' Imagines a World Without The Beatles

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By Bayani Miguel Acebedo | More Articles Star Wars nerd. Toy collector. Occasional Cosplayer.
February 12, 2019  12:00 PM

 

Danny Boyle may have left Bond 25 over creative differences, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been keeping himself busy. Just in, we have a new trailer for his next film Yesterday, which has a very interesting premise.

The movie basically deals with Jack as he wakes up in a world where the Beatles never existed. He, however, still remembers all of the songs, and this leads to him rising in stardom as he takes the songs from the Fab Four and introduces them as his own.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

The movie promises to feature a lot of Beatles hits like Hey Jude, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and of course, Yesterday. And though the trailer doesn’t feature Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr, I have a feeling they’re going to cameo at some point. Maybe Jack will look for them, trying to find out how their lives turned out if they didn’t become famous. Do you think they’ll cast an old John Lennon?

Yesterday hits cinemas June 28.

See Also: LOTR's Peter Jackson to Make a Movie About The Beatles

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.