Peter Jackson to Make New Beatles Documentary With Unused ‘Let It Be’ Footage

Published on Jan 30, 2019

Peter Jackson to Make New Beatles Documentary With Unused ‘Let It Be’ Footage

Peter Jackson has found his next project: The “Lord of the Rings” filmmaker is making a new documentary about The Beatles, Variety reports. The project will repurpose 55 hours of unused footage shot in 1969 for The Beatles’ 1970 film “Let It Be.” While no release date has been announced, Paul McCartney previously hinted that a new project was in the works to mark the film’s 50th anniversary. A thrilling proposition on its own, Jackson’s involvement will take the project to another level.

“The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us ensure this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about,” Jackson said in a statement. “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.”

Originally released in 1970, “Let It Be

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Author: Jude Dry