A biography of Michael Jackson is in the works

This was perhaps the most anticipated announcement from fans since his death. But finally someone is working on a biopic about the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. After the colossal success of Freddy Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Elvis biopics, the filmmakers thought it might be time to finally give the king what he deserves: a fantastic movie about his passionate life.

But who will do it? Antoine Fuqua, director of Training Day, Equalizer or Emancipation with Will Smith. And this is very good news, as the director is a big fan of Michael Jackson, so there is no doubt that he will put a lot of passion into his work.

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The team behind Michael

Yes, the name of the movie will simply be “Michael” like Elvis. And we know a poster with the silhouette of the King of Pop and his first name is more than enough to sell the movie. In this case, there is no need for real marketing as many people will be interested. All you have to do is make a great movie with the right team. And the team behind the project seems very promising.

The screenplay was written by John Logan, a famous screenwriter who worked with Martin Scorcese on The Aviator and Sam Mendes on two James Bond films, Skyfall and 007 Spectre. In terms of writing, we already know that the film is in good hands.

The film will be produced by Lionsgate and Graham King. And anyone who knows the name Hollywood already knows that this is good news. Yes, Graham King is the man behind Bohemian Rhapsody. And when we see how good this movie was, it’s safe to say that the Michael Jackson biopic will be a success. However, Bohemian Rhapsody didn’t portray the darkest parts of Freddy Mercury’s life, and that’s the main reason some people didn’t fully appreciate the film, so with the same producer behind it, there will be many critics again. But it’s good news for die-hard fans who know what Michael Jackson was referring to and don’t want to hear any more about it.

What the movie is about

Well, Michael Jackson, of course. But from when to when? And what will they show? We’re told the film, like Bohemian Rhapsody, will feature some of the artist’s most iconic performances, while also showing some of his personal life and how he worked before shows and in the studio.

And as for the parts of his life, we will see everything. This means that we will see the beginnings of the Jackson 5, as well as the shooting of Thriller and the first steps in his life that later made him the King of Pop. We also get to see his physical transformation from one scene to another and it will be very interesting to follow.

Michael Jackson in Hawaii

When is the filming?

Not before the end of 2023, so the film is expected in 2024 or 2025. Those? Antoine Fuqua is currently filming “The Equalizer 3” with Denzel Washington in Italy. He said that he will start filming the Michael Jackson biopic immediately after filming is finished.

And one thing’s for sure, she’s already very excited about the project, as she said: “The first films in my career were music videos, and I still feel that combining film and music is a very important part of who I am. .” He then added: “To me, there is no other artist who has the power, charisma and sheer musical genius of Michael Jackson. While making music videos, I was influenced by seeing his work – the first black artist to play a major role on MTV. His music and these images are part of my worldview, and the opportunity to tell his story alongside his music on the big screen was irresistible.”

And the producers are also very excited to start the project, especially with Antoine Fuqua, because Graham King told him: “Antoine’s films offer personal perspectives on larger-than-life characters that continue to captivate a global audience.” Lionsgate’s Joe Drake added: “Antoine is an insightful and powerful filmmaker and we feel very fortunate that he has chosen Michael for his next project. His remarkable storytelling ability and dedication to his craft make Michael an unforgettable film.” With all these compliments, we can only think that this movie is going to be amazing. And it should be, because this biography is one of the most important films in the history of cinema. But for now, we’ll just have to wait.

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