What Would Life Without 'The Beatles' Be Like? 'Yesterday' Movie Explores a World Where Only One Person Remembers

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Picture this: Typing "The Beatles" into Google and have insects be the top search result.

In the upcoming film Yesterday, directed by academy-award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Jack Malik is the only one who remembers the famous English rock band. The Beatles, formed in Liverpool in 1960, were comprised of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are considered the most significant music group in history, known for hits like "Hey Jude," "Come Together," "Here Comes The Sun," and many more.

Things get interesting for Jack, a struggling singer-songwriter, when a bus hits him during a global blackout. It's unknown why or how the blackout happens, but he becomes the only person with memories of The Beatles.

Jack reintroduce The Beatles's top hits to the world, but he claims their his creations.

"Until a month ago you were a complete failure and then somehow you became the biggest star in the world, as if by magic," says Jack's talent agent Debra, played by comedian Kate McKinnon.

The film features Ed Sheeran as himself. At one point in the trailer he suggested changing "Hey Jude" to "Hey Dude."

The release of the first trailer on Tuesday sparked a reaction from film buffs and Beatle fans alike on Twitter. Some of their responses have been shared below:

What if no one ever remembered The Beatles? That would be a travesty right? #Yesterday is a new film by #DannyBoyle; director of Slumdog Millionaire that shows just that. What do you all think of the trailer? https://t.co/v9JerHCFJL

— David Welsh Jr (@DavidWelshJr) February 13, 2019

If the Beatles never existed in the universe of YESTERDAY, then what song does Wes Anderson use in THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS to illustrate the beauty and freedom of that hawk?


— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) February 13, 2019

Not sure how I feel about "Yesterday" The entire premise is interesting, but I'd find it hard to believe that without the Beatles that the entire pop culture landscape would be exactly the same.

— Michael J. Gleason (@MichaelJGleason) February 13, 2019

Oh my god this looks amazing and they cast a South Asian as the LEAD, in a movie not about being South Asian, who all the girls are in love with. This. Is. Goddam. Progress. ❤️❤️❤️ Oi Oi @HimeshJPatel ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/c7MKjxbNSh

— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) February 13, 2019

Yesterday is slated to hit theaters June 28.