Peter Jackson is working on a documentary chronicling the recording process of Let It Be, The Beatles’ final album, with the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
The project was announced today – the 50th anniversary of the band’s rooftop concert atop Apple Records offices in London – by Apple Corp. and Jackson’s WingNut Films.
The director is drawing on 55 hours of unreleased footage, which was originally intended for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary Let it Be and is being restored by Park Road Post.
The doc will also utilise 140 hours of audio, ensuring the movie will be the “ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about,” Jackson said in a statement.
“It’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969 and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.