Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Coming to Theaters: This Is It! The Michael Jackson Concert

by Nathan Taylor

Very exciting news for fans of Michael Jackson, Sony Pictures has announced the rehearsal concert footage from his This Is It tour will be released as a movie in theatres worldwide on October 30.

The announcement came after Sony struck a court-approved multi-million-dollar deal with the managers of the singer's estate to release footage of Jackson rehearsing ahead of his London shows.

Only a snippet of rehearsal footage was released to the world days after he died, so it'll be very fulfilling to see the full show.

The feature "will be drawn from hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage, captured in high definition with state-of-the-art digital sounds", Sony said.

I think this is a brilliant idea and a fantastic way for fans to see Jackson performing for the last time and to play it on the big screen is stroke of genius. Not only will it be very popular, but it also will help Jackson's family pay off some of his debts.