Michael Jackson Movie: New Details

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As the Michael Jackson documentary This Is It moves ever-closer to a theatrical release, Deadline Hollywood Daily has new details on the film, which will chronicle the deceased singer's rehearsals for his planned string of comeback concerts at London's O2 Arena.

Contrary to earlier reports, the film will hit theaters on Wednesday, October 28, instead of October 30. The movie will be limited to a two-week global theatrical run, with tickets going on sale in most cities on September 27th.

As for the actual production of the movie, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Thursday that the film is being directed by Kenny Ortega, who helmed the High School Musical franchise and, more relevantly, was Jackson's creative partner for the This Is It concert.

"This film is Michael’s gift to his fans," Ortega says in Sony's press release. "As we began assembling the footage for the motion picture we realized we captured something extraordinary, unique and very special. It’s a very private, exclusive look into a creative genius’s world. For the first time ever, fans will see Michael as they have never seen him before—this great artist at work. It is raw, emotional, moving and powerful footage that captures his interactions with the This Is It collaborators that he had personally assembled for this once in a lifetime project."

Ortega adds," This Is It may go down as the greatest concert that no one got a chance to see, but with this film, we get a rare portrait of Michael as he prepares for his final curtain call and what I believe was going to be his master work."

Let us know in the comments section: Are you excited to see This Is It when it hits theaters?

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  • angelica
    angelica

    I can not wait to c it i have bin waiting for it since i heard dat sony wuz going to release the footage. Its a chance for people to c wat the king of pop wuz really like!! I miss him so so much and he had such an impact on my life!!

  • Rachel
    Rachel

    i am totally looking forward i cant wait to see it i am his littlest biggest fan.

  • kalei
    kalei

    ........I LUV HIM I ALWAYS HAVE I MISS HIM SO FREAKING MUCH HAPPY ALMOST B-DAY MICHAEL WE LUV YOU!!! R.I.P 1958-forever and ever as long as we live ALSO I HOPE YOU FUNERAL GOES WELL TOMMOROW

  • Caroline Riddler
    Caroline Riddler

    All I can say is that it's a shame he died.

  • Karin Shepherd
    Karin Shepherd

    Can't wait to see this movie of Michael's last work. Huge fan and miss him so much

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