Spike Lee making Michael Jackson documentary
Spike Lee is world renowned for his work in the movies and his next venture is to make a documentary about the life of Michael Jackson. The Associated Press reports Lee spoke of his intentions shortly after the third anniversary of the legendary singer's death on June 25.
Lee is reportedly looking at old footage of the King of Pop in the hopes of having the proposed documentary centered on the making of his hit record "Bad."
"We have footage in this documentary that no one's ever seen, stuff that Michael shot himself, behind-the-scenes stuff," Lee told the news outlet. "We had complete access to the vaults of Michael Jackson. ... He wrote 60 demos for the Bad record. Only 11 made it. So we got to hear a lot of that stuff, too, so it was just a great experience."
The documentary is unnamed, but Lee hopes to have it completed for the 25th anniversary of the "Bad" album, the follow-up to his smash CD "Thriller." Besides showing off Jackson's obvious musical talent and love for fashion of all kinds including hip hop clothes and more flashy ensembles, Lee hopes to get across more of his personality as well. He reports Jackson had a "funny, great sense of humor."
The Los Angeles Times reports September 18 marks the 25th anniversary of "Bad" and it will be the first re-released Jackson album since his 2009 death.
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