Peter Jackson, like many before him, clearly can’t get the Beatles out of his head and is reportedly working on a new project with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. Jackson’s docuseries The Beatles: Get Back was a smash hit when it was released on Disney+, and he’s currently being coy about whether this project is another doc or something else.

Jackson slipped to Deadline that he and the surviving Beatles members are “talking about another project, something very, very different than Get Back.” When pressed for details, all he said was, “We’re seeing what the possibilities are, but it’s another project with them. It’s not really a documentary.”

Who knows what this could mean. Maybe Jackson is enlisting the old Beatles for a music mockumentary to compete with the upcoming This Is Spinal Tap sequel. The language that Jackson employed saying it’s not “really a documentary” leaves the nature of this project very much up for interpretation.

Jackson also said he was preparing to work on a hugely ambitious live-action film, but mentioned that he and collaborators are still working hard in prep because “it needs technology that doesn’t exist at the moment.” In a statement that’s a blow to LOTR fans, though, Jackson also said “they’re not fantasy epics, but they’re pretty interesting.”


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The director created Get Back out of unused footage from the documentary Let It Be, which captured the band recording their 1970 album of the same name. Jackson and the doc’s editor Jabez Olsson sifted through and restored this old footage over four years. Get Back was nominated for five trophies at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Get Back was a huge hit, but it was far from the first time The Beatles graced the silver screen. They starred in a trio of comedy films A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, and Magical Mystery Tour through the 60s just as they began to become popular in America, playing fictionalized versions of themselves.

They also recently got the documentary treatment from Ron Howard when he released The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, which was focused on the band’s heavy touring schedule between 1962 and 1966.

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