The filmmaker behind “The Lord Of The Rings” Peter Jackson’s latest project is a highly anticipated documentary of the legendary British band The Beatles. The documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” was slated for release in September but production was delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Beatles: Get Back Trailer Shows the Fab Four at Their Most Raucous and Playful https://t.co/XVBKHp09CI
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Jackson states that the lockdown kept the production team away from the cutting room but was fortunate to be living in New Zealand that contained COVID-19 in a shorter amount of time. Once Jackson was able to return to the cutting room he has access to 56 hours worth of special never-been-seen footage of The Beatles.
Jackson explained that production is halfway through the edit and will continue to work on it with the additional time in a production delay. The sneak peek isn’t a trailer but is a compilation of unique moments to be featured in the documentary and Jackson addresses the production process.
Step inside Peter Jackson’s edit bay to get an exclusive first look at some never-before-seen footage from his documentary feature, The Beatles: Get Back. See the film when it comes to theatres August 2021 #TheBeatlesGetBack
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The last film featuring The Beatles was the “Let It Be” movie that documented the break up of the band but Jackson will be focusing on the good times during the group’s rise to fame. The new documentary will show the daily life of the group for the band with some rare moments including relationships with rumored rivals including Paul McCartney’s wife and Yoko Ono.
“The Beatles: Get Back” will feature footage from the personal and public life of the group including historic performances. The documentary will also feature footage from the last live 42-minute rooftop performance by The Beatles that was also featured in the “Let It Be” film.