Beatles Documentary: Oscar Winner Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) to Direct Feature, based on 1970 Footage

Peter Jackson, Oscar winner for “Lord of the Rings,” directs a new Beatles documentary, using the 55 hours of in-studio footage that were shot in 1969 for the 1970 feature, Let It Be.

The announcement was made today, on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ rooftop concert atop the Apple Records offices in London, by Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Ltd., Jackson’s production company.

No release date or plan has been set, but the still-untitled film will come out in 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Let It Bee” album and movie.

“The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us ensure this 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.”