Peter Jackson is Working on a New Project With The Beatles

The Beatles in the 1960s
The Beatles in the 1960s. Photo by Granger/REX/Shutterstock (8754325a)

Peter Jackson has never shied away from taking on big projects, but his next may be the grandest yet. 

The director is best renowned for helming all three Lord of the Rings films, as well as the prequel trilogy The Hobbit. Both relied on CGI and other special effects, winning numerous awards.

The last project Jackson worked on was The Beatles documentary series, Get Back, which featured in-studio footage that was shot in early 1969 for the 1970 feature film Let It Be. The Oscar winner also directed a one-hour version of the Fabulous Four’s final rooftop concert that was released for IMAX theatres. 

“It wasn’t as intense as making three Lord of the Rings back to back, but it was four years with a pandemic in the middle of it all,” he said of the series. 

Jackson has now revealed that he is in discussions to develop a new film with the two remaining Beatles members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. 

“I’m talking to The Beatles about another project, something very, very different than Get Back,” the director told Deadline. “We’re seeing what the possibilities are, but it’s another project with them. It’s not really a documentary… and that’s all I can really say… We are never in a position where we have to do anything, but we’ve got a few things percolating.” 

As for what the film could possibly be, the New Zealander has said, “It’s a live-action movie, but it needs technology that doesn’t quite exist at the moment, so we’re in the middle of developing the technology to allow it to happen.”

We hope it’s able to all come together.