Oscar Winner Peter Jackson Directing New Documentary The Beatles: Get Back

Other | Sunday 31st May 2020 | David

Following on from his acclaimed World War One documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson’s next project is a documentary about The Beatles, who were once arguably the most famous band in the world. The group consisted of the members Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison, and their music has sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide.

Called The Beatles: Get Back, the film will examine the famous band during their heyday in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jackson, who previously directed King Kong and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, had access to hundreds of hours of footage and audio recordings of The Beatles, some of which has never before been heard or shown publicly. The production team also colorised and remastered much of the footage on display, so although much of what will be shown in the documentary is over four decades old, it will look like it was filmed yesterday. So it sounds like this will be the ultimate Beatles experience.

The surviving Beatles have also voiced their approval of the film, so fans will definitely want to see The Beatles: Get Back when it opens in cinemas on September 4, 2020. And because a large portion of today’s younger generation might be unfamiliar with The Beatles, this documentary might be the perfect introduction to the band who once dominated the music industry.