Michael Jackson Film Gets Go Ahead By LA Judge

This Is It to be released worldwide on October 28

Trending Now

Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye: “We decided we were going to start a new scene”

The new issue of Uncut revisits the birth of post-hardcore in Washington DC

Mogwai: Album By Album

Founded in 1995 and initially a trio, Glasgow’s Mogwai made their debut with “Tuner/Lower”, a self-pressed seven-inch in thrall...

Pete Townshend looks back at The Who in 1967: “I don’t think I was angry”

Smashing guitars, hanging out with Small Faces and keeping Keith Moon onside

Introducing the Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide to Bob Marley

In-depths reviews and archive encounters with the reggae legend

The Michael Jackson film This Is It – based on his concert rehearsal footage is to be released worldwide on October 28, after a Los Angeles judge greenlighted the joint venture between the tour’s promoters AEG Live and Columbia Pictures today (August 11).

Columbia Pictures are reported to have paid £35 million for rights to the rehearsal footage, and court papers suggest that Jackson’s estate will get 90% of the profits, with the final 10% going to AEG Live.

The Michael Jackson This Is It film is contracted to be not more than 150 minutes long, a PG-rating and ‘footage that paints Jackson in a bad light will not be permitted.’

More Michael Jackson news on Uncut.co.uk

Read the full Uncut Michael Jackson obituary here

More Uncut.co.uk music and film news

Bookmark and Share

Pic credit: PA Photos


Latest Issue

The Who, New York Dolls, Fugazi, Peggy Seeger, Scritti Politti, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Serge Gainsbourg, Israel Nash and Valerie June