The Beatles Unseen 1969 Documentary Is In The Making

The Lord of the Rings acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson was tasked to give life to a new project related to Beatles' last album, "Let It Be". The Beatles documentary will feature the 55 hours unreleased footage of John, Paul, George and Ringo that was shot in early 1969 for the 1970 film "Let It Be".



Rumors speculates that the  still unknown movie will come out in 2020 to mark the 50th anniversary of the "Let It Be" album and movie.

 "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,” Peter Jackson said in a statement.

The Let It Be album and movie, having been released months following to The Beatles' separation.

“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” continues Jackson, “After reviewing all the footage and audio that Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot 18 months before they broke up, 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," Peter Jackson added.

Jackson will be working with his They Shall Not Grow Old partners, Producer Clare Olssen and Editor Jabez Olssen. The footage will be restored by Park Road Post of Wellington, New Zealand, to a pristine standard, using techniques developed for the WW1 documentary film which has been nominated for a BAFTA for best documentary.

The untitled film is currently in production and the release date will be announced in due course. This film is being made with the full co-operation of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison.

No comments