“In a world full of despair, you must still dare to believe”–imagination: Michael Jackson, King of Pop.
Michael Jackson, earned $275 million posthumously for his estate. His star template for entertainment distribution and spin off merch – is still America’s star template all emulate.
GK Films are negotiating to develop a feature film around MJ’s Thriller.
GK are driving the film pitch but Fox 2000, Mandate/Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are bidding too. The film budget is expected to make $50 million.
The song’s folklore, involving Vincent Price and the town he grew up in–is the basis of the film’s narrative’s plot line.
Thriller songwriter Rod Temperton is up in this mix too. Meanwhile, Cirque du Soleil is in talks to do two live shows based on Jackson’s music.
Montecito partners Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock are developing a film that focuses on MJ’s earlier years as The King of Pop. Peter Schlessel -head of GK films is leading producing efforts on this film idea.
While at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Schlessel made the deal for This Is It!, a big earner for SPE, and it is likely that GK Films will distribute Thriller through its SPE output deal. UTA reps Garelick and Reel Effects, while Paradigm reps Ortega.
This report via Mike Fleming.
My thoughts are – if MJ was using 3D film technology in his This is It! Tour visual arts armory — shouldn’t this film be shot in 3D, like the future of Bollywood film?
Distribution: If Hollywood wants a piece of India’s entertainment than this is a good idea. No other artist has been downloaded more times than MJ in India’s entertainment history of music sales. 24% of all songs in India downloaded are MJ songs. Really Summit Entertainment should bid big, as they are the leading ‘werewolf’/ wolf pack kids in Hollywood.
We live in an age of the 3D Jackson Estate still furthering entertainment models and distributon strategies for American Ent. I dig. Before Jackson died he was all about Thinking Green to save the earth’s enviroment – and he was doing this in 3D.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.27.10~
Paula Abdul former choreographer of Janet Jackson and Kenny Ortega creative director of This Is It Tour choreography, share a smile on the red carpet at the premiere of This Is It in Los Angeles.
What these two could achieve together with the medium of dance is astounding, for the youth of America’s entertainment pleasure. Let’s hope they do collaborate in the future. Would love to see their collaborative work.
[image courtesy of the AP]