Peter Jackson’s upcoming Beatles documentary postponed

film 22/06/2020

Kiwi director Peter Jackson has been forced to push back the date on his upcoming documentary about The Beatles until next year.

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ which chronicles the group's rehearsals and performances from January 1969 as it began work on a new album,was initially planned for release this September 4th, but has been delayed until August 27 2021 due to the pandemic.

The film expands on the Beatles' original 1970 documentary ‘Let It Be’ which chronicled the band’s breakup. You can watch the original trailer below.

Peter Jackson’s version will be seen as a ‘more upbeat’ sequel, with the director having access to over 55 hours of unseen footage and 140 hours of audio, some of which will be restored.

Both living Beatles and the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison have backed Peter Jackson’s project.

“I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together,” Paul McCartney said of the film’s original announcement. “The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”

Ringo Starr agreed: “I’m really looking forward to this film.”