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Sunday, December 20, 2020

The Beatles: Get Back – A Sneak Peek from Peter Jackson

Last updated on December 22, 2023


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The film from Peter Jackson, “The Beatles: Get Back“, was supposed to be released in 2020. But due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, it got pushed back to 2021. On December 20, a sneak peek at what to expect was released on streaming platforms, with a few works from Peter Jackson:

Hi everybody, especially any Beatles fans who are watching this. This is Peter Jackson and welcome to our cutting room where we’re working on our new movie “The Beatles – Get Back”. Now this film was due to be finished around about now but like the rest of the world it’s been affected by the COVID pandemic, and so the only good thing really is that we’re editing the movie in New Zealand and now that our country has largely stamped out the virus, we were able to come back into the cutting room and carry on with the editing that we’re doing. So here we are. We’ve got 56 hours of never-before-seen Beatles footage and it’s really… it’s great stuff and I would say we’re about halfway through the edit now but because you’ve been so patient and the film’s been delayed until 2021 we thought it was a good time to give you a little sneaky preview of what we’ve been working on and the sort of vibe and the energy that the film’s going to have. So what you’re going to see is not a trailer – those will be coming out next year – and it’s not a sequence in the film. It’s like a montage of moments that we’ve pulled from throughout the 56 hours of footage that we have and it just gives you a sense of the spirit of the film that we’re making. So let’s have a look at that and hopefully it’ll put a smile on your face during these rather bleak times that we’re in at the moment.

Peter Jackson

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Feature-Length Film Opens in Theaters August 27, 2021

Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” for fans everywhere to enjoy.

The 5-minute special look is available to fans worldwide on TheBeatles.com and streaming on Disney+. 

Jackson said, “We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat, so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film ‘The Beatles: Get Back.’ We hope it will bring a smile to everyone’s faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time.”

Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s “The Beatles: Get Back” is a unique cinematic experience that takes audiences back in time to The Beatles’ intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. The film showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome. Shot in January 1969 and compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored, “The Beatles: Get Back” is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years and charts the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album. The film features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

An exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”) presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd., “The Beatles: Get Back” is directed by Jackson, produced by Jackson, Clare Olssen (“They Shall Not Grow Old”) and Jonathan Clyde (“Eight Days A Week”), with Ken Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy) and Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones (“Eight Days A Week”) serving as executive producers. Jabez Olssen (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) serves as the film’s editor, and the music is mixed by Giles Martin (“Rocketman”) and Sam Okell (“Yesterday”). 

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