Ron Howard Announces New Beatles Film Project

Posted Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:00 AM GMT

He’s been a huge fan of the Fab Four since his formative years, and now Ron Howard has signed on to direct and produce a documentary on the Beatles' early years as a band.

According to a report, Howard will focus on the 1960-1966 era, including tours for A Hard Day’s Night and Rubber Soul.

Ron gushed, "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.”

He continued, "We are going to be able to take the Super 8 footage that we found, that was all shot silent. We'll not only be able to digitally repair a lot of that, but we've also been finding the original recordings. We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging, I believe you're going to actually feel like you're somewhere in the Sixties, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it. And as a film director, that's a fantastic challenge."

As part of the process, Howard will also interview Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. Stay linked to the GossipCenter for further details.

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