Paul McCartney has revealed that a new version of the Let It Be movie might be re-released in 2020.
The original Let It Be was released in 1970 and documented the band’s time in the studio creating “Let It Be.” The movie included live footage of the band’s final performance together in London and was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
In an interview with Canada’s Radio X, McCartney suggested that the movie might be re-released to mark its 50th anniversary in 2020.
“I think there may be a new version of it,” the Beatle said. “That is kind of the latest gossip.”
“We keep talking about [a re-release],” he continued. “We have meetings at Apple, you know, the original Beatles Apple. And it’s one of the things you never quite know what’s gonna happen with it. So there’s no [definite] story at the moment. But I keep saying ‘what’s gonna happen?’, because people ask about it.
“I tell you what I think it’s gonna happen. I think there may be a new version of it. That’s kind of the latest gossip. There’s a lot of footage, and the original movie came out, and it was really sort of about the break-up of The Beatles. And so for me, it was a little sad, the movie.”
He added: “But I know people have been looking at the [unreleased] footage; there’s about 56 hours of footage. And someone was talking to me the other day and said: ‘The overall feeling is very joyous and very uplifting. It’s like a bunch of guys making music and enjoying it’, you know. So I think there is some talk about making a new movie, re-editing it from the same period, from the same footage.