Peter Jackson speaks about The Beatles’ failed attempt to make ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ movie

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“For a moment they were seriously considering doing this”

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Peter Jackson has talked about how The Beatles once tried to make my own Lord of the Rings Film in the 1960s.

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director joe The Beatles: Get Back The first documentary debuted today (November 25) on Disney+, having previously talked about the failed project during the making of its trilogy in 2002.

“It was something John [Lennon] The car was driving and JRR Tolkien still had the rights to the film at the time, but he did not like the idea of ​​the Beatles doing it. So he killed it,” Jackson said through that time People, adding: “Maybe some good songs would be coming [soundtrack] album.”

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Now, after spending time with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Jackson has shed more light on the failed project.

Jackson told BBC News: “I’m scraping together little bits of information. I am asking Paul about this. Ringo doesn’t remember much. What I understand is that Dennis O’Dell, his Apple filmmaker who produced The Magic Christian, had the idea to do Lord of the Rings.

Peter Jackson’s version of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Credit: Press

“Ultimately, they couldn’t get the rights from Tolkien, because they didn’t like the idea of ​​a pop group doing their story. So it got nixed by him. They tried to do it. No doubt about it. For a moment they were seriously considering doing so in early 1968.”

He continued: “Paul said, ‘I’m glad we didn’t, because you have to do yours and I liked your film.’ But I told him, ‘Well, it’s a shame you didn’t, because it would have been a musical.’

“What would the Beatles have done with the Lord of the Rings soundtrack album? That must have been 14 or 15 Beatles songs that must have been pretty incredible.

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“So I have two minds about it. I would have loved to listen to that album, but I’m glad I got a chance to do films. But those songs would have been catchy.”

His own documentary on the Fab Four is spread over three episodes on Disney+, each landing on November 25, 26 and 27, respectively. Each episode is approximately two hours long.

discussing what he expects from fans Move back, Jackson said: “Now, they are our grandparents or great-grandparents,” he said of the band members. “But here, John and Ringo are 28, Paul is 26 and George is 25, and you never get the feeling that this footage is 52.

“I’ve always thought that his music transcends generations, but it will make him young again.”

One documentary. got five stars Granthshala Reviewed and described it as a “long and winding but utterly unacceptable epic”.

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