Disney has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to a new Peter Jackson film that expands on the Beatles documentary, Let It Be, creating a whole new film from the hundreds of hours of footage.
The Beatles: Get Back is set for a September 4 release in the US, with additional dates for the film’s world-wide release to follow.
The rare footage was shot between January 2-31 in 1969, meaning it was the same time as the Beatles’ famous rooftop gig.
Thing is, while roughly half of the 42-minute set made its way into the original Let It Be movie, it’s understood that the entire concert will be included in Get Back.
Through the restoration and the use of unreleased footage, Jackson is reportedly trying to change the idea that the group was falling apart at the time.
“I’m really looking forward to this film,” Ringo Starr said.
“Peter is great, and it was so cool looking at all this footage. There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out. There was a lot of joy, and I think Peter will show that. I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”