Oscar-winning director Ron Howard has his sights set on a new documentary on the Fab Four–the Beatles–which will focus on the wonder-group’s touring years between 1960-1966. The untitled Beatles movie is slated to be released late next year. Why did Ron Howard agree to producing and directing this film?
“What’s so compelling to me is the perspective that we have now, the chance to really understand the impact that they had on the world,” Howard says. “That six-year period is such a dramatic transformation in terms of global culture and these remarkable four individuals, who were both geniuses and also entirely relatable. That duality is something that is going to be very interesting to explore.”
Something in Howard’s corner–that other Beatles’ tell-all films hasn’t had in the past–is the use of technology-driven forensics:
“We are going to be able to take the Super 8 footage that we found, that was all shot silent. We’ll not only be able to digitally repair a lot of that, but we’ve also been finding the original recordings,” explains Howard. “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. And as a film director, that’s a fantastic challenge.”
You can read the entire Rolling Stone article here.
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