By: Ernest Yap
Michael Jackson, the undisputed King of Pop will get a biopic movie from the makers of the Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddy Mercury’s Biopic Movie), according to a report by Deadline.
Emancipation’s director, Antoine Fuqua is set to lead the MJ Biopic, revolving around drama telling the complex life story of the iconic singer Michael Jackson reported to being backed up by Lionsgate.
The script is also in the works by John Logan, and the film will be produced by Graham King, who also took the helm in the Freddie Mercury project, turning the Queen’s frontman story into the blockbuster Oscar Best Picture-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody. GK Films will produce alongside the co-executors of Jackson’s estate, John Branca and John McClain.
Fuqua shared, “For me, there is no artist with the power, the charisma, and the sheer musical genius of Michael Jackson. I was influenced to make music videos by watching his work – the first Black artist to play in heavy rotation on MTV.” He continued, “His music and those images are part of my worldview, and the chance to tell his story on the screen alongside his music was irresistible.”
Almost 15 years since we lost Michael Jackson, many fans worldwide still celebrate his contribution to the music industry and he is still considered a significant figure in this contemporary age.
But fans will have to wait for release dates and the actor who will moonwalk with us while dancing to the beat of Billie Jean!
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