Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has been working hard on his new documentary film The Beatles: Get Back, featuring tons of unseen and restored footage from the Fab Four’s 1969 Let It Be sessions. Originally, the movie was set for release in cinemas this Autumn, However, it has been announced this afternoon that The Beatles: Get Back will now be a three-part Disney+ original documentary series.
The Beatles: Get Back will be released over three day on November 25, 26 and 27, 2021.
The miniseries will include over six hours of that unseen footage, including The Beatles’ last live performance on the rooftop of Apple Corps HQ on Savile Row.
Disney’s Bob Iger said: “As a huge Beatles fan myself, I am absolutely thrilled that Disney+ will be the home for this extraordinary documentary series by the legendary filmmaker Peter Jackson
“This phenomenal collection of never-before-seen footage offers an unprecedented look at the close camaraderie, genius songwriting, and indelible impact of one of the most iconic and culturally influential bands of all time, and we can’t wait to share The Beatles: Get Back with fans around the world.”
Peter Jackson said: “In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines. The story of friends and of individuals.
“It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969. But it’s not nostalgia – it’s raw, honest, and human.
“Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.”
The director added how grateful he is to The Beatles, Apple Corps and Disney for allowing him to present this story in exactly the way he believes it should be told.
Jackson reassured McCartney there was positivity, despite the reputation of the original Let It Be movie.
The director told him: “It’s a laugh – you guys, it’s just four guys working and you can see you making up songs.”
The Beatle said: “George wondering about the lyrics of Something In The Way She Moves or me trying to figure out Get Back.
“He’s shown me little bits and pieces of it and it’s great, I love it, I must say because it’s how it was.”
Sir Paul added: “It just reminds me of – even though we had arguments, like any family – we loved each other you know, and it shows in the film.
“It’s a very warm feeling and it’s amazing just being backstage with these people, making this music that turned out to be good.”
Jackson’s aim with his revisionist Let It Be film is to prove that The Beatles didn’t want to break up, as he believes this is evident from the footage he’s looked at.
The Beatles: Get Back streams on Disney+ on November 25, 26 and 27, 2021.
Published at Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:26:00 +0000