Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is working on a revolutionary The Beatles documentary with a goldmine of unseen footage.
Renowned Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is working on a documentary called The Beatles The Beatles: Get Back. The film consists of 56 hours of never-before-seen footage of The Beatles. Unlike many films about the iconic pop band, this is not a concert registration. We see McCartney, Starr, Lennon and Harrison in the studio putting together a brand new album.
Peter Jackson makes The Beatles documentary
The Beatles fans will undoubtedly love Peter Jackson coming up with a documentary about the band. The New Zealand director has almost 60 hours of unpublished footage in his hands. It was all recorded in 1969 by Michael Lindsay-Hogg during the recording of Let It Be, but the project was shut down.
Now, more than 50 years later, it comes into the hands of Jackson. Besides The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, the good man also has a special talent. With They Shall Not Grow Old Jackson showed that he was also particularly good at documentaries. The film, consisting of authentic images from the First World War, were polished for the project.
Peter Jackson applies the same technology to The Beatles: Get Back. If you see the sneak peek below, it also looks like it is fairly modern video images. In any case, it doesn’t look like images of more than 50 years old!
In the film, The Beatles are preparing for an upcoming tour. They haven’t toured at that point in their career for years. At the same time they have to write 14 new songs that will be released simultaneously.
This provides unprecedentedly beautiful images of icons, just before they separate. The recorded studio session was reportedly a horror to the musicians. But the images show nothing but fun. So to stay in Jackson’s words:
We hope that [de film] will put a smile on everyone’s face for some much needed fun in these dire times
Peter Jackson is currently editing The Beatles: Get Back. The film is scheduled to be released on August 21, 2021, on Disney +.