Peter Jackson working on The Beatles documentary

From left, George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon (1940 - 1980), of the British pop group the Beatles, pose together under a large banner that reads '...

Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson will turn a wealth of resources into exciting new The Beatles documentary.

New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson is without a doubt best known for his cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's often regarded as one of the all-time great trilogies - a claim certainly within reason. However, at the moment he seems to have a passion for documentary work. Last year saw the release of his stunning World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. Utilising previously unseen footage, the director provided an experience like no other.

Now, he's about to do something rather similar. According to Empire, Jackson will work with fifty-five hours of footage and an extensive amount of audio; all previously unseen and unheard, documenting the making of The Beatles' Let It Be.

This future documentary should allow us to witness the band's twelfth and final studio album in brand new ways. It was released shortly after The Beatles broke up, considered by many as a fond farewell to the greatest of all bands. We can expect the filmmaker to provide an insightful and intimate portrait of the group working together during this time. 

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