Danny Boyle’s new film starts out like 28 Days Later – with its protagonist out cold, waking up to a strange universe. But instead of zombies in London, he discovers he’s the only one who knows The Beatles. Naturally, when he sings, everyone thinks he’s a brilliant songwriter.
In 1976, just a few years after the Beatles disbanded, a British journalist published an article about a band named Klaatu. The writer was almost convinced that they were actually the Beatles. Even without today’s social media, the hype train left the station.
Watch the Fab Four go from fresh-faced youth down to two remaining knights as their hits play in the background. YouTuber Angel Nene says they used dozens of photos from different sources to create the morphing effect. Cue the Sir Paul McCartney conspiracy theorists.