The Beatles will “Let It Be” again as Sir Peter Jackson has promised the ultimate fly-on-the-wall documentary for fans of the Fab Four. His ambitious upcoming project will seek to transport viewers back to the iconic band’s glory days in the sixties, providing nostalgic images of the creation of their final studio album.

Given his renowned pedigree as a top Film-maker, the 57-year-old New Zealander Jackson seems like an ideal choice to provide a memorable movie featuring the Liverpudlian superstars. His involvement in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies have ensured his well-deserved place among the top directors in the film industry.

Jackson looks to create a time machine

The enthusiastic Jackson has set himself the challenge of producing a movie that he believes Beatles’ admirers have long been hoping for, describing his project as being “like a time machine” that “transports us back to 1969.” Fifty years on that seems to be a fitting tribute to the greatest group that Britain has produced, whose Music continues to rank amongst the most popular ever created.

The documentary will have plenty of live material to draw on, including 55 hours of previously- unseen footage and a mouth-watering 140 hours of audio as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr demonstrate how they put together their “Let It Be” album in the recording studio.

Trusted transformation technique

Jackson is expected to follow a similar blueprint to his previous World War I inspired film “They Shall Not Grow Old” for this latest Beatles’ homage, transforming archive footage using modern production techniques.

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He is also believed to be once again drawing on the joint talents of fellow New Zealanders Clare and Jabez Olssen in their respective producer and editor roles, with Ken Kamins, Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde forming a trusted executive producers’ partnership.

Full co-operation from Paul and Ringo

The remaining two living Beatles’ band members – McCartney and Starr – are said to have provided their blessing for the new project, in addition to Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, George’s former wife.

Previous 1970s film

It won’t be the first time that “Let It Be” has been made into a film though, as Beatles’ connoisseurs will no doubt remember. In 1970, a British documentary starring The Beatles and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg showed the group rehearsing and recording songs for their twelfth and final studio album. The film also included an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, an impromptu gig that was to be their last public performance.

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