Yesterday, the new movie about a man who wakes up to discover the Beatles have been removed from history, shares a similar plot with a 2011 graphic novel. One of the book's creators, David Blot, is now giving away the volume as a free digital download.

"In 2010, I wrote the script of the graphic novel Yesterday, the first part of The Adventures of John Duval & The Futurians, drawn by French artist Jérémie Royer," the Frenchman explained on Facebook.

"Yesterday tells the weird story of John Duval, a French New Yorker in his twenties who accidentally goes back through time and wakes up in 1960. ... In order to impress his girlfriend Eli, he records early Beatles hits like 'Yesterday' before the Beatles ever wrote them! John Duval becomes the biggest pop star of all time. And the Beatles? Shhh ... that would be spoiling! But I can promise all you Beatles, comic books and music lovers, that this first volume ends on quite a shocking cliffhanger."

Yesterday, which you can download on Dropbox here, was published in September 2011. Blot noted that the publishing house shut down before he could complete the second volume. He's hoping another company will purchase the rights to the whole story.

The movie Yesterday, which arrives in theaters tomorrow, was written by Richard Curtis. Director Danny Boyle told Variety he had met Curtis when they worked on the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which were held in London.

“We had kept in touch," Boyle recalled. "I said sort of politely, ‘If you ever got anything remember to think of me.’ He said, ‘Actually I just finished a script,’ and he sent it to me. I read it and I thought, ‘I’ve got to do this.'”

 

 

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