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Michael Jackson will have his own biopic directed by Antoine Fuqua

the filmmaker Antoine Fuquaresponsible for action films such as “Training Day”, “King Arthur”, “Objective: The White House” or the saga “The Equalizer”, has been chosen to lead the biopic of michael jackson.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has given the green light to a film that will chronicle the life of the controversial and admired singer, who died in 2009 at just 50 years of age. The film will be titled Michael and will have this Hollywood veteran at the controls. A project that will serve Fuqua to recall his early career, in which he directed several video clips of renowned singers such as Prince.

“The first films of my career were music videos, and I still feel that combining film and music is a deep part of who I am,” Fuqua said in a statement.

To 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 very frequently on MTV. His music and those images are part of my vision of the world, and the opportunity to tell his story on screen alongside his music is irresistible.”he concludes.

In addition, Michael will be produced by Graham King, who was in charge of the Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” and who this time is allied with the executives who carry the Jackson estate, who will supervise the film. The script bears the signature of John Logan, author of “Gladiator” and “The Aviator.”

At the moment it is unknown when the production of the film will begin, who will give life to the singer or when it will be released. And it is that, for the moment, Fuqua is completing the filming of “The Equalizer 3” and King is in the production of a biopic about the British band Bee Gees.

Michael thus joins the many biographical films about great stars of the world of music that have been released in recent years and that are yet to come.. Thus, after the successes of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the Freddie Mercury biopic, and “Rocket Man”, focused on the figure of Elton John, last year “Elvis” and “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody” saw the light of day. ”. And in addition to Michael Jackson’s, there are also ongoing biopics of other artists such as Amy Winehouse, Madonna, David Bowie, Bob Dylan or George Michael.

Source: Elcomercio

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