Earlier today Rolling Stone announced that Oscar-winning director and Hollywood veteran Ron Howard has signed on “to direct and produce an authorized, as-yet-untitled documentary about the touring years of the band’s career (approx. 1960-1966), a period in which the Beatles crossed the globe, sparked Beatlemania and released several classic albums (including A Hard Day’s Night and Rubber Soul).”
According to Rolling Stone, as an authorized flick, Howard and his team of music doc legends will have access to the Apple Corps archives that include silent Super 8 footage and much more material that is sure to engage.
RS quotes the director saying, "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. 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."
To find out more about the film’s intended interviewees, themes, and goals read the full article at rollingstone.com and keep your eyes peeled for updates about a potential tie-in soundtrack!