The Beatles Intended To Make A Lord Of The Rings Music Motion Picture

Filmmaker Peter Jackson has lost brand-new light on a decades-old internet rumor that The Beatles unsuccessfully attempted in 1968 to adapt The Lord of the Rings books right into a musical movie. According to the BBC, Jackson had a couple of discussions with Paul McCartney as well as Ringo Starr concerning it while modifying with each other the recently-released The Beatles: Obtain Back docudrama.

What I comprehend is that Denis O'Dell, that was their Apple film manufacturer... the idea of doing Lord of the Rings, stated Jackson. When [The Beatles] hosted likely to Rishikesh as well as remained in India, it was regarding three months with the Maharishi at the beginning of 1968, he sent guides to The Beatles.

Jackson speculated, based largely on conversations with McCartney-- Starr doesn't remember much -- that since there are 3 books in the trilogy, O'Dell sent one publication to each of The Beatles... to check out in India. As well as they got excited about it. The movie would certainly have featured McCartney as Frodo, Starr as Sam, Lennon as Gollum, and Harrison as Gandalf. As well as in addition to that ideal casting, The Beatles wanted Stanley Kubrick-- fresh from making 2001: A Room Odyssey-- to guide.

But Tolkien wouldn't offer the band the rights to the product, stating he didn't desire a pop band to bring his tale to the big display. However, claimed Jackson, For a moment in time, [The Beatles] were seriously considering doing that at the beginning of 1968.

How Peter Jackson Would Cast The Beatles In A The Beatles: Return docudrama is a three-part documentary revealing the making of the band's 1970 album Let It Be, as well as likewise-- unintentionally-- the group's dissolution. It debuted on Disney+ over the Thanksgiving vacation.

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