The Rolling Stones announced that they will be releasing a documentary chronicling their entire fifty year career, beginning with the band’s inception in 1962 until today.

Director Brett Morgen has been signed on to direct the documentary and believes nothing has ever come close to narrating the Stones’ career with such detail, revealing there are hours of rare, unseen footage that will bring the band’s story to life like never before.

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“For anyone who wants to experience the band, this is the film that will defy convention and create a sonic tapestry to transport viewers into the world of the Rolling Stones,” Morgen said in a statement from the band’s website. “The film will deliver the original, bold, sexy and dangerous flavor of the iconic rock band.”

“We’ve been looking under every rock going through their archives. It will be music never heard before, and I’ve conducted 50-plus hours of interviews so far,” Morgan, who won an Academy Award nominee for his work on The Kid Stays in the Picture, told Rolling Stone. “By the time we’re done, they will be the most extensive group interviews they’ve ever done.”

The documentary, currently untitled and expected to be released in September during the band’s 50th Anniversary celebration, is one of two projects due for release this year. The other, a photo book, will be released on July 12th.

All of this comes in lieu of a 50th anniversary tour, which will reportedly be pushed back until 2013.

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