Back in March, we gave you the news about The Beatles: Get Back and joined Beatles fans everywhere who were excitedly waiting to enjoy the long-awaited Peter Jackson film in movie theaters. Now, only three months later, we’re in a different world. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only forced many movie theaters to shut down indefinitely, but has also left studios scrambling to reschedule releases and reconsider delivery options. Accordingly, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the documentary, as Disney has pushed the film’s premiere back to August 27, 2021. It had previously been scheduled for this September.
The Beatles: Get Back will no doubt be worth the wait, though. Peter Jackson has been granted access to a trove of footage documenting The Beatles’ month-long sessions for Get Back, the project which became their final album, Let It Be . Jackson and his team of restorers combed through fifty hours of film and 140 hours of audio recordings to create the new documentary, which is said to present a different view from the 1970 film Let It Be. The feature boasts a wealth of never-before-seen footage and the complete rooftop concert.
After decades of waiting for a project like this what’s another year or so? How The Beatles and Apple will fill the product void this autumn remains to be seen, but in the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on any developments.