Filmmaker Peter Jackson has come onboard a new Beatles documentary, one that will use the 55 hours of in-studio footage that was shot in 1969 for the 1970 feature “Let It Be”.
The project is set to be announced later today, timed with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ rooftop concert atop the Apple Records offices in London. No release date has been set, but a 2020 opening is likely to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Let It Be”. Jackson says in a statement:
“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. 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.”
Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s “Let It Be” has long been out of circulation and, following the release of this new Jackson film, a digitally restored re-release will take place.