Michael Jackson's Estate Now Looking to Sell a King of Pop Biopic
Over two years after the death of iconic pop star Michael Jackson, the King of Pop's estate is now looking to get a biopic off the ground. Not too long after Jackson's passing, a documentary chronicling the final days of the international superstar came in the form of This Is It, which brought us as close to Jackson's final concert as we'll ever get. But this new film would cover other periods of Jackson's life, though it wouldn't be a comprehensive life-to-death biopic. Variety reports John Branca, the executor of the Jackson estate, has gone to Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock's Montecito Picture Company to produce and finance the biopic.
Reitman and Pollock's company started out with comedies like Road Trip, Evolution and Old School, but recently they've taken on more dramatic material like Up in the Air and Chloe. If the estate is looking to get the project made, there shouldn't be any worries about Jackson's most loved tracks making it into the film, but I wonder just which parts of his life will make it to the big screen. The ABC miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream" chronicled a lot of Jackson's early years with the Jackson 5, including the struggles with their overbearing father, so maybe this would focus in the singer at the height of his career. Stay tuned.