There’s A New Beatles Documentary On The Way

Directed By Peter Jackson


1 February 2019

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If you can’t get enough of the Beatles, then you’re in luck.

There’s a new documentary on the way, centred around the recording of their seminal album Let It Be.

Best of all? It’s set to be directed by the man behind the helm of Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson.

The movie will feature around 55 hours of unreleased footage filmed in January 1969, during the recording sessions.

Originally set to be a TV special, it’s said the project “organically turned into something completely different”, receiving approval from Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo

"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 said.

"I’m thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage - making the movie will be a sheer joy.”

The currently untitled film does not as yet have a release date.

50 years ago, The Beatles performed their last ever gig. They played a rooftop gig on top of the Apple building in Savile Row, London. Lasting for just over 40 minutes, it would be the last time that The Beatles would perform live together. From midday Sunday, we bring you an encore of the special behind-the-scenes show on “The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles final performance”. Listen at triplem.com.au/classicrock or via the Triple M App.

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