It’s been about two and a half months now since Michael Jackson passed away due to a cardiac arrest, and it seems like the media overload is just barely starting to fade. As most people know, when Jackson died, he was just three weeks away from launching his new concert series in London, England, and now Columbia Pictures is trying to salvage rehearsal footage from this concert and bring it to theatres with the help of director Kenny Ortega (High School Musical). Will this be seen as a moving tribute that can help bring fans some form of closure, or will it be seen as a tasteless cash grab?
A trailer for the movie has premiered over on MySpace, and while it may be trying just a little too hard to sell it (“The Event of a Lifetime”?) it does show that there will be some touching behind the scenes footage and interviews mixed with the performance itself. It still remains to be seen whether or not they will incorporate the 3-D footage that was supposedly shot for “Thriller”, but it looks like the making of that segment will at least be touched upon. This Is It hits theatres on October 28th for a limited two week engagement. Are you planning on checking it out? Do you think it will do well? Check out the trailer after the jump.