New Beatles Documentary Will Feature Rare Synced Video & Sound
Obsessed with The Beatles since childhood, actor and director Ron Howard is taking on the next Fab Four project—an authorized documentary that spans the band’s career from 1960 to 1966. Not yet titled, the film will cover the years The Beatles toured across the globe, sparking Beatlemania!
Howard plans to interview Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison in an effort to spotlight the foursome’s impact on the music industry and “the world”, he said.
“That six-year period is such a dramatic transformation in terms of global culture,” Howard told Rolling Stone.
We couldn’t agree more. In the early- to mid-60s, The Beatles hit #1 many times over, with songs like “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “She Loves You”, “Eight Days a Week”, and “Help!”.
According to Howard, the documentary will include old footage which was shot silent, synced with original recordings. The result should be a unique experience for any Beatles fan.
“We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging, I believe you’re going to actually feel like you’re somewhere in the Sixties, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it,” the director said.
The project is scheduled for a late-2015 release. And we’ll be on pins and needles ’til then.
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