Peter Jackson has released a sneak peek of his upcoming documentary The Beatles: Get Back, teasing some of the 56 hours of unseen footage the director has had access to of the Fab Four.
Posted early on Monday on Paul McCartney’s official Twitter account, the 5-minutes of footage begins with an intro by the Oscar-winning Kiwi director.
Jackon begins by admitting the pandemic has postponed the post-production and release plans for the film. “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. The only good thing really, is that we are editing the movie in New Zealand, now that our country has largely stamped out the virus we are able to come back into the cutting room and carry on with the editing we are doing. So here we are, we’ve got 56 hours of never before seen Beatles footage, and it’s really great stuff,” he said.
He added: “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 a sneaky preview of what we’ve been working on and the sort vibe and energy the film will have.”
Jackon said the clip was not a trailer and not a sequence from the film, more a montage to give a sense of the “spirit” of the film.
McCartney’s tweet reads: “Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ for fans everywhere to enjoy”.
Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary “@TheBeatles: Get Back” for fans everywhere to enjoy.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 21, 2020
This article originally appeared in THR.com.