The Beatles announce a new collaboration with …

The Beatles announce a new collaboration with filmmaker Peter Jackson

January 30, 2018

The Beatles have just announced that they will be working with Acadamy Award-winning director Peter Jackson on a new film. The movie will be based around 55 hours of never before seen footage from the making of the band’s album ‘Let It Be’. The footage was shot between January 2nd and January 31st of 1969. However, the album was released in May of 1970, just after The Beatles had made the decision to break up. In a press release Peter Jackson said the following, “The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about—it’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.” Jackson continues to say, “It’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama – but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating – it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate. I’m thrilled and honored to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage – making the movie will be a sheer joy.”