Film of Michael Jackson to be Released

The world stood still when the news of Michael Jackson’s death broke on Thursday 25th June. At the age of 50, the King of Pop passed away at his Beverly Hills home after paramedics were called to a possible cardiac arrest.

The singer had been due to perform a comeback tour of 50 gigs called ‘This is It’, staring on 13th July. Some say that the stress of the pending dates may have contributed to his collapse, and there was concern when the dates of the concert were moved back. However, at the time it was claimed that this was purely due to the complexity of the show. Others were skeptical that a man of his age with his health problems could pull off a concert of that scale. Thousands of fans were eagerly anticipating the tour regardless and had complete faith that Michael Jackson could be the King of Pop once again. The O2 Arena in London was to be the stage for his performance.

Now, sadly, none of those concerts will be able to take place. AEG boss Randy Phillips revealed last month that there is over 100 hours of footage of Michael Jackson rehearsing for the concerts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and from this they will be releasing a film, also entitled ‘This is It’ on 28th October. AEG Live were the promoters behind the comeback tour, and they have teamed up with Columbia Pictures (who are a subsidiary of Sony, Michael Jackson’s record label) to make the film. It has been said that Columbia Pictures offered 60 million dollars for the rights to the footage of rehearsals; 80% of the profits made from the film will go to the singer’s children. Randy Phillips hopes that the money raised will be enough to pay off the debts on Jackson’s estate.

It has been agreed that none of the footage in the film will portray Michael Jackson in a negative light. Although none of us will ever get to see the tour performances live, ‘This is It’ will make sure that the unforgettable star remains unforgettable. London escorts will be anticipating the October 28th release along with Michael’s other devoted fans.