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Peter Jackson directing new documentary on The Beatles

Peter Jackson has announced that he is set to follow up his acclaimed World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old with a new project based around The Beatles, which will be assembled from 55 hours of never-before-seen footage of the Fab Four from January 1969 during the recording of the 1970 album Let It Be.

The filming was originally intended for a planned TV special, but organically turned into something completely different, climaxing with The Beatles’ legendary performance on the roof of Apple’s Savile Row London office — which took place exactly 50 years ago today.

“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,

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