Fans of The Beatles have been given an early Christmas gift with the first glimpse of footage to be included in Peter Jackson‘s forthcoming documentary on the band, The Beatles: Get Back, due out August 27th, 2021.
On Monday, Paul McCartney posted a 5:51 minute video via his Twitter, which sees Jackson introducing a sneak peek of the film which will compile 56 hours of never-before-seen studio footage (along with 140 hours of audio) to guide viewers through the creative process behind the band’s final studio album, Let It Be. The film will also notably include the entirety of The Beatles’ iconic rooftop concert atop their Apple Corps headquarters in London on January 30th, 1970, marking the band’s final public performance together.
The teaser video opens with Jackson explaining how he and his team are about halfway through the film’s editing process after being delayed in their production efforts throughout the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Viewers are then treated to a collage of footage from the dozens of hours of archived videotape that will be included in the film while “Get Back” plays throughout.
Watch the sneak peek video shared by The Beatles below.
Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary “@TheBeatles: Get Back” for fans everywhere to enjoy.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 21, 2020
The film’s arrival next August will also be accompanied by a 240-page book, also titled The Beatles: Get Back, featuring transcribed conversations with the four members during their 1969 Let It Be recording sessions as edited by John Harris, along with hundreds of previously unpublished photographs from Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney.
[H/T Rolling Stone]