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Peter Jackson's next project has been announced: a revised version of The Beatles documentary Let It Be.

The Lord of the Rings filmmaker will use 55 hours of in-studio footage initially filmed by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg for the original 1970 film.

Paul McCartney has previously hinted that a new version of Let It Be was being worked on, having been disappointed with the original's downbeat take on the recording sessions – which took place just a year before the band broke up.

Jackson said in a statement of making the new film: "The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us ensure this movie will be the ultimate 'fly on the wall' experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about.

"It's like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together." 

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