On the day of his death, June 25, 2009, he finished proclaiming himself a legend. His name, his life (plagued with scandals) and discography, without a doubt,
they will continue to be part of not only the entertainment pages.
Now, the news of the realization of his biopic has caused enthusiasm among his fans, who do nothing but want to know all the details of the long-awaited production in the hands of
Antoine Fuquathe same as ‘Equalizer’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
The press, of course, ensures that the film promises to represent all aspects of Jackson’s controversial life, which ended prematurely at age 50, in 2009.
He adds: “Capturing Jackson’s story inside, in just one movie, is complex, as he became such a childhood sensation with his siblings, in
Jackson 5before achieving huge solo success as an adult, becoming the first black superstar of the MTV era.
Fuqua has told Collider.com that he thinks he’s up to the task; but, considering that the producers of ‘Michael’ are the co-executors of the singer’s estate, John Branca and John McClain, the whitewashing of the film is going to be literal and figurative: “For me, there is no artist with the power, charisma and sheer musical genius of Michael Jackson. I was influenced to make music videos by seeing his work, the first black artist to play in heavy rotation on MTV. His music and those images are part of my worldview, and the opportunity to tell his story on screen along with his music was irresistible.”
John Logan is responsible for the script, which will be one of the cornerstones of the film, and which will surely generate more controversy depending on whether the biopic touches on issues such as the trials that the King of Pop faced in his last years of life, as well as their personal relationships.
The name of the protagonist has not yet been released.
‘This is it’ and ‘Leaving Neverland’ are other productions based on the life of the American singer. Photo: AFP
They emphasize that one’s environment
michael jackson is underwriting the development of the film and ensuring that the original music can be heard in it, so the production may miss many of the thornier issues of the greatest soloist of all time.
“Since Michael was little, as a member of The Jackson 5, he loved movie magic,” said Katherine Jackson. “As a family, we are honored to have the story of our lives brought to life on the big screen.”
They also talked about Michael
Other productions about Jackson that had great relevance were
‘This is it’released in 2009, and Leaving Neverland, published in 2019. The first portrays the days prior to the artist’s eponymous tour, in which you can see the rehearsals, the creation of the choreographies and even Michael’s perfectionist character so that everything goes well. The second is a documentary series divided into two parts. They focus on the artist’s alleged sexual abuse of two minors, reported by their victims.