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Peter Jackson, still nursing his scars from The Hobbit trilogy, will opt for another documentary after wrapping his immersive World War I chronicle They Shall Not Grow Old. This one, however, will take the director off the battlefield and into the studio, as it’s said to follow the making of the Beatles’ swan song, Let It Be. Apparently, the filmmaker has access to 55 hours of previously unseen footage from the 1969 recording sessions.

‚ÄúThe 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us ensure this movie will be the ultimate ‚Äėfly on the wall‚Äô experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about,‚ÄĚ Jackson said in a statement, adding that ‚Äúthe reality is very different to the myth.‚ÄĚ


‚ÄúSure, there‚Äôs moments of drama,‚ÄĚ he continues, ‚Äúbut none of the discord this project has long been associated with.‚ÄĚ

The footage, which climaxed with the band‚Äôs final public performance on the roof of Apple‚Äôs London office, was apparently intended for a TV special that never came to fruition. The album, meanwhile, was eventually released in May of 1970, several months following the band‚Äôs breakup. Among its many hits are ‚ÄúAcross The Universe,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Long And Winding Road,‚ÄĚ and, of course, its Oscar-winning title track.