31 Jan – Paul McCartney last year hinted that a "new" version of The Beatles' "Let It Be" documentary film will be released in conjunction with its 50th anniversary in 2020.
Today, on the 50th anniversary of the band's final public performance, it was announced that a new documentary is in the making with filmmaker Peter Jackson ("Lord of the Rings") now attached to direct it.
According to Variety, Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Ltd. announced that the new yet-to-be-titled documentary will be made using never-before-seen footage filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg when he was making his 1970 "Let It Be" documentary on the band.
"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.
"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."