The Beatles continue to be held as one of the greatest bands of all-time, but there has yet to be a definitive movie made about their time as a global sensation. Ron Howard is setting out to change all that, and with the full authorization and cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison will be directing a documentary about the Fab Four’s years on tour.
Howard said in a statement:
“I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”
Howard is no stranger to the music documentary world, having just finished working with Jay-Z on Made in America. The Beatles doc will begin with their days in Liverpool and culminate with their final public concert, which took place in San Francisco in 1966.
No word on the timing of the release, or whether this classic scene from Walk Hard will be recreated:
[via The Wrap]