In what may possibly come as good news to fans, the Michael Jackson Estate has started testing the waters to see if a biopic on the King of Pop is a possibility. According to Variety, it is.The movie-oriented publication says the Estate is in negotiations with various people about making a film about the life of the late King of Pop.
For the time being, the biopic is in “maybe” stage, no deal has been signed. Similarly, there are no other details available about what topics it might tackle.
“Michael Jackson’s estate wants to be starting something in Hollywood: a King of Pop biopic,” Variety writes.
A key element to getting started on said biopic was the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
“With Dr. Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial now over, John Branca, the executor of the Jackson estate, has approached Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock’s Montecito Picture Company about the possibility of producing and financing a Jackson biopic,” the publication further says.
“Project would only cover certain periods of the late singer’s life. Pollack confirmed that the two sides are engaged in early talks but cautioned that there is no deal in place,” adds Variety.
Since it's the Estate who's doing the negotiations, it's a fact that the biopic – should it happen – will include some of Michael's music, other voices online point out.
However, as to the aspects of the singer's life that it will present, that's an open question at this point, so anyone can venture a guess.
Hopefully, the film will not focus on the saucy, sometimes fictional aspects of his life, but rather on his music, attempting to show Michael's life through his hit songs.
Films like “Ray” and “Walk the Line” did the same and achieved great success, which stands as proof that not only scandal sells.