Just as we mark 50 years since The Beatles’ final public performance at the rooftop of their Savile Row offices in 1968, the band has teamed up with Sir Peter Jackson to create a new movie focused on their final days together.

The Academy Award-winning director will base the new film on 55 hours of never-released before footage of the band in the studio.

The footage was shot between Jan. 2 and Jan. 31 in 1969. Such studio sessions produced the iconic Let It Be album, which was released 18 months later after the band had broken up.

The film was originally intended to be a TV special.

“The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures 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,” Jackson wrote on the band’s website.

WATCH: The Beatles play Don’t Let Me Down during their last public performance

He says watching the band work together and create songs from scratch is not only fascinating but also funny.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage – making the movie will be a sheer joy,” he adds.

A release date hasn’t been announced.

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