Sir Paul McCartney says a new version of The Beatles film 'Let It Be' is in the works.

Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney

The original came out in 1970 and documented the demise of the iconic rock group - which was completed by Sir Ringo Starr and the late John Lennon and George Harrison - but the 76-year-old music legend has revealed a new version featuring never-seen-before footage could be unleashed on modern formats, DVD and Blu-ray, in 2020 to mark the documentary's 50th anniversary.

Speaking to Canada's Radio X, Macca spilled: "I think there may be a new version of it.

"That is kind of the latest gossip.

"We keep talking about [a re-release].

"We have meetings at Apple, you know, the original Beatles Apple.

"And it's one of the things you never quite know what's gonna happen with it. So there's no [definite] story at the moment. But I keep saying 'what's gonna happen?', because people ask about it.

"I tell you what I think it's gonna happen.

"I think there may be a new version of it.

"That's kind of the latest gossip. There's a lot of footage, and the original movie came out, and it was really sort of about the break-up of The Beatles.

"And so for me, it was a little sad, the movie."

The 'Yellow Submarine' hitmaker - who recently released his new solo record 'Egypt Station' - insists that it would be an entirely new film, not simply a remake.

He continued: "But I know people have been looking at the [unreleased] footage; there's about 56 hours of footage. And someone was talking to me the other day and said: 'The overall feeling is very joyous and very uplifting.

"It's like a bunch of guys making music and enjoying it', you know.

"So I think there is some talk about making a new movie, re-editing it from the same period, from the same footage.

"We can make a new film out of it. So who knows, that may be happening in a year or two."

Lindsay-Hogg helmed the original, which was filmed in 1969 during the making of the album of the same name, with the album titled track penned by McCartney.