Sir Peter Jackson reveals Get Back doco showcases 56 hours of never-before-seen Beatles 'magic'

Christmas has come early for the Beatles fans.

On Monday, Paul McCartney released an exclusive sneak peek of Sir Peter Jackson's upcoming documentary, 'The Beatles: Get Back'.

The five-minute clip from the documentary to be released August 27th 2021, has fans hyped from all around the world.

The biggest band of a generation in the studio, mucking around, messing up, and making magic.

Reels and reels of film shot during the recording of The Beatles' final album - 'Let It Be' were painstakingly cut together in a room full of guitars in Wellington.

"We've got 56 hours of never-before-seen Beatles footage and really - it's great stuff," Jackson said.

That may be an understatement.

"There's play fighting, there's juggling, there's that hair, there's Yoko, and there's singing through gritted teeth," he said.

Jackson is working in collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the film - which is due out next year. 

And he's promising much more than what's in this "sneak peek". 

"It's not a sequence from the film... it's like a montage of moments that we've pulled from the 56 hours of footage that we have and it just gives you a sense of the spirit of the film that we're making," he said.

"Hopefully it'll put a smile on your face in these rather bleak times that we're in."

How could it not?