New Zealand director and oscar-winner sir peter jackson ("lord of the rings") is working on a new beatles film.
The project is based on 55 hours of exclusive material recorded in a recording studio in january 1969, according to the beatles' official twitter page. During this time, the beatles classic "let it be" was also recorded. The title was not released until may 1970, after the beatles had already disbanded.
Filmmaker jackson was quoted as saying that the material he was given was a "historical treasure chest. Watching john lennon, paul mccartney, george harrison and ringo starr work on today's classics is fascinating, fun and surprisingly confidential, she said. "I'm excited and honored to have been entrusted with this extraordinary material – making this film is going to be pure joy."
The film does not yet have a title. A release date will be announced in due course.