Michael Jackson Biopic Finds Director

Will the King of Pop turn out to be the King of Biographical Films?

Lionsgate definitely hopes so. They’ve been prepping a biopic about Michael Jackson for some time now. (The mission was formally introduced final February.) The script for the movie, which has the tentative title of Michael, was written by John Logan, the scribe behind motion pictures like GladiatorThe AviatorSpectre, and Alien: Covenant. Graham King, he producer of one of the crucial profitable musical biopics ever, Bohemian Rhapsody, can be concerned as properly.

Now the mission is shifting ahead with Antoine Fuqua as director. Fuqua’s filmography consists of Coaching DayShooterThe Equalizer, and most lately Emancipation. 

Right here was Fuqua’s touch upon the information:

The primary movies of my profession have been music movies, and I nonetheless really feel that combining movie and music are a deep a part of who I’m. For me, there isn’t any artist with the facility, the charisma, and the sheer musical genius of Michael Jackson. I used to be influenced to make music movies by watching his work – the primary Black artist to play in heavy rotation on MTV. His music and people pictures are a part of my worldview, and the prospect to inform his story on the display screen alongside his music was irresistible.

There’s no query Michael Jackson lived a life worthy of his personal film. The query is how a lot of Jackson’s life will really make it to the display screen. (Jackson’s property is concerned with the movie as government producers, so the fabric should be accredited by them in some kind or trend.) That, together with discovering somebody able to portraying Michael Jackson throughout his life, might be two quite monumental challenges.

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