Finally, The Beatles have released a film trailer and a poster, as well as information about what started as a documentary about The Beatles live concerts, but ended up as a broader perspective on the first part of their career, from 1962 to 1966.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years will be
getting a theatrical all-star world premiere in London on September
15th, and the same day it will also be screened in France and Germany.
Other countries will follow, currently release dates have been published
for Australia and New Zealand (September 16th) and Japan (September
22nd), in addition to the previously mentioned UK, France and Germany
Hulu will have the exclusive US streaming video on-demand rights to the
film on SVOD beginning September 17th – marking the first feature film
to debut on Hulu following its theatrical premiere. The Beatles: Eight
Days A Week - The Touring Years is the first film acquired by Hulu’s
Documentary Films arm which will serve as a new home for premium
original and exclusive documentary film titles coming to Hulu.
The film is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) –
the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron
Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George
Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary
phenomenon, The Beatles. It will explore their inner workings – how they
made decisions, created their music and built their collective career
together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and
unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.
The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey
in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at
Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full
cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia
Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama will handle the US theatrical release of
the film that is set to be an event driven experience with a few
special surprises planned for cinemagoers.
Of special interest is a brief sequence near the end of the trailer,
featuring colour footage shot from behind the band, from the Washington
DC concert, February 1964.
Award-winning Editor Paul Crowder is the editor. Crowder’s long-time
collaborator, Mark Monroe, is serving as writer. Marc Ambrose is the
White Horse Pictures’ Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott
Pascucci and Academy Award®-winner and Emmy® Award-winner Brian Grazer
of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Ron Howard. Apple Corps
Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers,
along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and
Nicholas Ferrall. Studiocanal is an anchor partner on the film, having
acquired UK, France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand rights.