As we previously reported, a film centering on the late Micheal Jackson is happening. There was already a preliminary deal established last week between Jackson’s estate, Sony, and AEG Live. The next step would involve Katherine Jackson, the executor of Michael’s remaining assets to put in her two cents. According to Deadline Hollywood, everything is a go, and Sony Pictures already has a press release for the film circulating online.
Here’s a snippet of the ridiculously long press release the studio has sent out.
MICHAEL JACKSON’S “THIS IS IT” TO BE PRESENTED IN THEATERS AROUND THE WORLD BY SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT AND SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Film Drawn From Entertainer’s Last Rehearsals and Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Will Be Released October 30th in High Definition with Digital Sound
This Is It is being produced with the full support of The Estate of Michael Jackson and will be drawn from hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage, captured in high definition with state-of-the-art digital sound as the late singer was preparing for his concert series in London. The film, which will also offer select sequences in 3-D, will provide a unique career retrospective and feature interviews with some of Jackson’s closest friends and creative collaborators.
Did I just read the phrase, “select sequences in 3-D?” Oh, no! The 3-D technology is getting everybody, not even Jackson’s tour footage is safe. It seems like Sony already had this project in the bag, before they even went to trial. If you read the entire press release, you can easily tell they had it on stand by for when they were given the official go ahead. They own Jackson’s music and the distribution rights for it so I think that gave them had the upper hand on everyone involved.
As you can see This is it will hit theaters the day before Halloween, and will include the last footage shot of the “King of Pop” in action. I’m still not a fan of that release date, but you have to capitalize, when you can capitalize.
Will you go see the Michael Jackson movie?