New documentary about the Beatles

June 29, 2021

A documentary that Beatles fans have been dreaming of for a long time.
Peter Jackson's next project has been announced: A revised version of the "Let It Be" documentary about the Beatles that will be shown on Disney +.

The director of the "Lord of the Rings" movie series will use 55 hours of studio footage originally shot by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg for the original 1970 film.

Paul McCartney had previously hinted that a new version of "Let It Be" was under development and that it was one of the recordings in the original documentary - which took place just a year before the band disbanded.

Peter Jackson said in a statement: "Beatles fans have been dreaming for a long time."

"It's like a time machine that takes us back to 1969 and we enter the studio watching these four friends make great music together," he said.

For fans interested in Michael Lindsay-Hogg's original film, Apple Corps has confirmed that its version will be released "after the screening of the new documentary".

Peter Jackson agreed with Paul McCartney that the prototype did not represent what was really going on in the studio at the time.

"I was relieved to find that reality is very different from myth," Jackson said.

"After reviewing all the footage and sound recorded by Michael Lindsay-Hogg eighteen months before the legendary band disbanded, I think it's just an amazing historical treasure," he continued.

"Sure, there are moments of drama, but none of the controversies with which the project has been associated for a long time. "Watching John, Paul, George and Ringo work together, creating classic songs from scratch today, is not only exciting, it 's fun, refreshing and surprisingly familiar."