October 28, 2009 > Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
Release Date: October 28
Rated: PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images
Details about Michael Jackson's much-anticipated upcoming movie, "This Is It," have been revealed. The documentary will be released worldwide for a limited, two-week-only engagement beginning October 28.
The movie will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London's O2 Arena. Jackson died on June 25 just three weeks before the start of his tour.
Chronicling the months from March through June, the film is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show.
Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's "This Is It" captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his final show.
Kenny Ortega, who was both Michael Jackson's creative partner and the director of the stage show, is also directing the film, which is being produced by Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega and Paul Gongaware. Executive producers are John Branca and John McClain.