Michael Jackson movie on Halloween?

Published by Clay Cane on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 1:31 am.

michael-jackson-thrillerAccording to Variety.com, MJ might have a movie released this Halloween.

Sony Pictures, which is finalizing a deal to acquire concert rehearsal footage from the singer’s “This Is It” tour from AEG Entertainment, is eyeing an Oct. 30 release date for the film.

The opening bid for the performance footage started at $50 million, and Sony is said to be ponying up close to $60 million for the 80 hours filmed.

Fox, Universal, Paramount and Relativity were also interested in putting in bids.

Sony made more sense, however, considering Sony Music Entertainment owns music publishing rights to Jackson’s songs.

Terms of the deal are still being worked out, but the Jackson family estate is expected to collect 90% of what’s left after AEG recoups its production costs for the tour.

Halloween is right on time to celebrate Thriller, which is always a staple on the radio during that day.  However, as of now Sony has not commented on the deal.

Would you go see the footage of MJ “This Is It” tour in theaters?

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Bri Said on

i hope that if this is true the film is done in a tasteful manner.



Shon Said on

Boy, Michael will not be able to rest in peace for the next 50 years! It has been one thing after the other and now everybody is out to make their money. Hopefully, with all the money that is being made, someone will be kind enough to assist the sity of LA with the bill for the memorial.
And, for the life of me, will Joe Jackson get somewhere and SAT DOWN!!! Leave those beautiful children alone, let Michael rest and justice prevail, and stop trying to forge a comeback for yourself!!!!!



DeeDee Said on

Mos Def I would go SEE the MOVIE.



Alice Said on

I love Michael Jackson, BEST entertainer in the World. However, as far as seeing the movie, I would be skeptical as to who would profit from the money. If AEG or any other golddiggers are behind it, then no I would not see it.



diandrea Said on

wow great



jenny Said on

I WOULD SO GO TO SEE A MICHEAL JACKSON MOVIE I LISTEN TO EVERYONE OF HIS SONGS IT IS SAD THAT HE LEFT SO SOON LEAVING THREE KIDS BEHIND MAY HE REST IN PEACE I WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE LISTENING TO HIS MUSIC.



JENNY Said on

MICHEAL JACKSON WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED



JENNY Said on

I’LL BE THE FIRST ONE AT MOVIES



fred Said on

I would watch!!



reggie Said on

There should be a Michael Jackson day on his birthday in August.



Tania Said on

that’ll be nice to see



cc Said on

can’t wait!



jass pooh Said on

yea i think that would b agreat idea



Kiara Said on

OHHH MOST DEFINITELY!..I WOULDN’T MISS THIS FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD!..I LOVE U MICHAEL AND ALWAYS WILL…U ARE GONE BUT U WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN!



Joy B./PA Said on

I believe they are referring to the short film that Michael had done a few years ago. I have already seen it on ABC Family or something like that. It actually played on Halloween or a few days before a few years back. It was kind of cool. Reminded me of an updated version of Thriller.



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I enjoy Michael’s music very much. It is wonderful. I find that lots of his fans on http://www.MillionaireLoving.com club for professional athletes, movie stars and millionaires are talking about him. He is a talent.



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