As beforehand reported, the script for Michael comes from John Logan, the screenwriter behind a number of good motion pictures (Gladiator, The Aviator) and some duds (Star Trek: Nemesis). In accordance with Deadline, the movie will “deal squarely with the pedophile accusations that dogged his later years as much as his demise in 2009 at age 50, from cardiac arrest attributable to a cocktail of sedatives.” Nevertheless, Michael comes with the blessing of the Jackson property and might be produced by Graham King, greatest identified for the toothless Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, so possibly don’t count on something too damaging to the Jackson model.
Fuqua is at the moment wrapping The Equalizer 3 with Denzel Washington, and is predicted to start manufacturing on Michael shortly afterwards. He lately directed Will Smith in Emancipation. As for Logan, final yr he helmed the queer conversion camp slasher movie, They/Them.
Jackson died in 2009, however new particulars about his life proceed to emerge. In 2022, we acquired affirmation that he contributed music to Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and that he wanted to star in an adaptation of The Sandman, a lot to Neil Gaiman’s chagrin. Over the summer season, three Michael Jackson songs have been pulled from streaming services over a debate about pretend vocals.