The Beatles tried to get into the movie industry in 1968, but Tolkien turned them down. Jackson says there is no evidence of this on paper and it’s all mythological.
The “beatles lord of the rings (deepfake)” is a deepfake that has been created by Peter Jackson. The video shows what it would have looked like if The Beatles had made Lord of the Rings.
While Peter Jackson’s current effort, The Beatles: Get Back, focuses on the development of the renowned band’s last album, Let it Be, it turns out that The Beatles and Jackson’s most famous work, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, have an unusual link. It comes out that The Beatles attempted to produce their own film version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy in 1968 but were refused permission by the author. Jackson told the (via Insider) that he’s gathering together all the information he can on the project and that their producer Denis O’Dell gave the band copies of the trilogy while they were in India.
“I assume he sent one book to each of the Beatles since there are three,” Jackson added. “I’m not sure whether Ringo received one, but John, Paul, and George all received one Lord of the Rings book to read in India. And they were ecstatic about it.”
Jackson continued, “The musicians’ excitement led them to want to turn the story into a movie, and they had even decided on casting – Paul McCartney would have played Frodo, John Lennon would have played Gollum, George Harrison would have played Gandalf, and Ringo Starr would have played Sam, with the band wanting 2001: A Space Odyssey director Stanley Kubrick to direct the project,” but Tolkien shot them down.”
“Ultimately, they were unable to get the rights from Tolkien because he did not approve of a pop group performing his narrative,” Jackson said. “As a result, he rejected it. They made an attempt. There is no denying it. At the start of 1968, they were seriously considering doing just that.”
While The Beatles were denied the chance to adapt Lord of the Rings for the big screen, Peter Jackson did so in the early 2000s, and the series went on to become one of the most popular cinematic trilogies of all time.
The Beatles: Get Back’s official description is as follows: “The Beatles: Get Back transports viewers back to the band’s recording sessions in January 1969, which marked a watershed event in music history. The docuseries follows The Beatles as they strive to compose 14 new songs in time for their first public performance in over two years. Faced with a near-impossible schedule, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr’s solid relationship is put to the test. The docuseries is made up of approximately 60 hours of never-before-seen film taken over 21 days in 1969 by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and more than 150 hours of never-before-heard audio, the majority of which has been locked up in a vault for more than half a century. Jackson is the only person who have had access to this Beatles treasure trove in 50 years, and it has all been beautifully preserved. What emerges is an astonishingly personal image of The Beatles, demonstrating how, even when facing adversity, they could depend on their camaraderie, good humor, and creative creativity. While plans go apart and relationships are tested, some of the world’s greatest famous songs are written and performed. The docuseries includes The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the famous rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and iconic compositions from the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be, for the first time in their entirety. The three-part docuseries has never-before-seen, repaired material with explicit language, adult topics, and smoking at times. It is recommended that viewers exercise caution.”
The Beatles: Get Back is now available to view on Disney+.
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The Beatles were once approached by Peter Jackson to make it into a movie, but Tolkien rejected the idea. Reference: help the beatles.
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