Michael Jackson–Documentary On The Singer’s ‘Thriller’ Album Is In The Works
A documentary on Michael Jackson’s iconic ‘Thriller’ album is officially underway!
According to reports, The Michael Jackson estate and Sony Music Entertainment are working together on the untitled film, which is being directed by Nelson George.
According to a press release, the film,
“takes fans back in time to the making of the record-breaking album and release of revolutionary short films that redefined the music video format and captivated audiences globally. ‘Billie Jean’ remains the most streamed Michael Jackson song, and ‘Thriller’ is the only music video that has been inducted into the elite National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.”
The upcoming documentary will feature
“never-before-seen footage and candid interviews,” chronicling “the point in Jackson’s career that launched the singer into mega-stardom and created a pop culture phenomenon that is woven through the culture and continues to influence the worlds of music, television, dance, fashion and more to this day.”
‘Thriller’ has sold 34 million copies in the U.S. alone and an estimated 100 million copies worldwide, won eight Grammy Awards and yielded seven top 10 singles. It was released 40 years ago next month.
Director Nelson George said in a statement:
“The release of Thriller redefined Michael Jackson, taking him from teen star to adult superstar, who composed memorable songs, sang beautifully and reached the highest level of on-stage performance. The album, and the short films they inspired, created a new template for marrying music and image. It’s been a privilege to explore this extraordinary album and revisit its magic.”
Along with the title song, ‘Thriller,’ the album included hit songs like, Billie Jean, Beat It, Wanna Be Startin Something, and Human Nature.
Sony Music Entertainment’s Tom Mackay added,
‘Michael Jackson’s Thriller marked a momentous and pivotal moment in both music and pop culture around the world. We’re excited to expand the estate’s documentary collection with our upcoming film and look forward to sharing it with fans around the world.”
No expected release date has been announced.
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