We've been robbed of many things in this lifetime, but feel free to add 'a Beatles Lord Of The Rings adaptation' to your punchcard.
It's long been said the Fab Four – we're talking Sir Paul McCartney , Sir Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon – were keen to bring JRR Tolkien's classic Middle-earth tale to the big screen, but, sadly, it just wasn't meant to be.
According to lore, Sir Paul was set to play Frodo; Lennon as 'precious' Gollum.
However, according to Peter Jackson – who has helmed the feature-length documentary The Beatles: Get Back – Tolkien wasn't keen on a pop group taking his story on a musical journey and refused to hand over the rights.
Of course, that left Jackson open to directing his own big-screen version of the film, which was an Oscar-scooping masterpiece of a trilogy starring Sir Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood.
Speaking on Radio 4, Jackson said this week: 'I've been scraping together little pieces of information, I've been interrogating Paul about it for a moment in time they were seriously contemplating doing that at the beginning of 1968.
'They got excited about it and ultimately they couldn't get the rights from Tolkein, because Tolkein didn't like the idea of a pop group doing his story. So they tried to do it.'
As the presenter pointed out, though, if the Beatles took us on a magical trip through Hobbiton and Middle-earth, would Jackson's adaptation been such a success, or happened at all?
The director said: 'When I spoke to Paul about it he said "I'm glad we didn't do it because you got to do yours, and I like your film".
'I said to him "It's a shame because what would the soundtrack be like?" It would have been a musical, what would the Beatles have done as a Lord Of The Rings soundtrack album?
'Would have been 14 or 15 Beatles songs that would have been pretty incredible to listen to.
'I've got two minds about it, I would have loved to hear that album but I'm also glad I got the chance to do the film.'
Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy – The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return Of The King – won 17 Academy Awards, with the final instalment sweeping the 2003 Oscars, winning all 11 awards it was nominated for, including best picture and best director for Jackson.
He's recently turned his attention to the Beatles, though, putting together a documentary that followed the band as they recorded their Grammy-winning studio album Let It Be, which was released in 1970.
During this time, the Beatles were said to be extremely unhappy and John once described their last recording session as 'hell'.
Jackson dissected 55 hours of footage of the hugely famous band as they recorded the release, and said it took him two years to piece the film together, which will feature the famous studio argument between Sir Paul and Harrison that was included in the 1970 Let It Be film.
On top of that, he has included the full six-minute discussion between the musicians in the documentary to give it some context, stating 'it no longer feels like an argument'.
The Beatles: Get Back is available on Disney Plus.
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