The film is being produced by Apple Corps Ltd. (which represents the Beatles), White Horse Pictures and Howard's Imagine Entertainment, with the cooperation of
"I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964," Howard said in a statement. "Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."
The Fab Four — McCartney, Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison — arrived on the British scene in 1961 and began touring Europe in 1963, but it was their famous appearance on
Research for the film conducted by One Voice One World, which first brought the project to Apple Corps, has turned up a cache of home movie clips and photos sent in by Beatles fans.
The film, which is untitled, will be Howard's second documentary. His first was "Made in America," about Jay-Z's music festival of the same name.
Howard is producing the Beatles film with Imagine partner Brian Grazer, White Horse's Nigel Sinclair and Concord Music Group's
The filmmakers intend to release the documentary by the end of 2015.