Peter Jackson has shared the first look at his new documentary on the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be. Originally due out this year, The Beatles: Get Back was delayed due to the pandemic but, as Jackson explains, his native New Zealand has brought COVID-19 under control, so work has now resumed. The video below is not a trailer, he stresses, but a montage of scenes so far collected for the film, set to a rehearsal recording of the movie’s title track. The film is now due out August 27 next year.
The film comes with a new book of the same name—the first official book credited to the band since 2000’s The Beatles Anthology. That’s out August 31, 2021, and features an introduction by Hanif Kureishi.
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