Beatles fans have two cinematic deliveries coming their way.
In the pipeline is a long-awaited restoration of their 1970 film “Let It Be,” which will follow an entirely new film being assembled with rare and never-released images and clips by New Zealand director Peter Jackson.
Jackson’s film has not been titled, and no release date has been unveiled, but it will draw from the same 55 hours of footage of the Beatles in the recording studio shot 50 years ago this month by English director Michael Lindsay-Hogg for the film that became “Let It Be,” which documented the group’s creative process in the final months of their professional lives together.
“The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly-on-the-wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about,” Jackson said in a statement. The announcement, released on Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the group’s famous rooftop concert above their Apple offices in London, stated that a restored version of Lindsay-Hogg’s long-out-of-circulation film will be released after Jackson’s.