Ron Howard has loved the Beatles since he was Opie Griffin.
The acclaimed director just finished shooting an authorized documentary about The Beatles touring years that includes tons of previously unseen footage.
The untitled film was first announced last July.
The new Beatles live doc was produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
The sound from the concerts will be restored by music producer Giles Martin, the son of George Martin, oh, sorry, Sir George Martin.
Giles and George Martin, won Grammy Awards in 2007 for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Visual Media and Best Surround Sound Album for the Beatles “LOVE” album.
The movie will follow The Beatles from the Cavern Club in Liverpool through Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966.
“Ron is providing an all-access backstage VIP pass to The Beatles, giving fans fascinating insights on the band, and the ability to experience what it was like on the inside,” said White Horse’s Grammy Award-winning producer Nigel Sinclair.
The Beatles’ Apple Corps, Imagine Entertainment, co-founded by Ron Howard, and executives of White Horse Pictures and Studiocanal announced that that material is going to be screened exclusivelu for interested buyers in Cannes.
“Studiocanal is excited to work with Apple, White Horse and Imagine on this world-class project,” said Ron Halpern of Studiocanal.
“There are so many extraordinary things people are going to be seeing for the first time.
We’re really proud to distribute it directly in all our five Studiocanal territories.”