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Michael Jackson Movie Coming Soon

8/4/2009 10:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Movie Coming SoonNew court documents in the Michael Jackson estate case reveal Columbia Pictures scored the footage of Michael Jackson's rehearsals and preparations for his London concerts ... but the studio is paying a hefty price.

Columbia will create a movie from the footage. Under the terms of the deal, the Jackson estate will get 90% of the profits and AEG will get the remaining 10%.

Columbia will guarantee a minimum of $60 million in return for the rights.

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Kiki    

12. yes,yes ,yes...we fans want to see our Idol doing his thing. we love you Michael for ever.

LONG LIVE THE KING.

Posted at 9:22PM on Aug 4th 2009 by breakof dawn
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Granted, not as good as seeing a real concert, but since we cant this would be almost as good. Hopefully the kids get some of the profits.

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SJ    

James if that's your thing you should be on Dateline

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18.

Me    

the movie will be a "thriller"

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Homie1Kanobe    

WE NEW THE MOVIE WAS COMING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ACTORS THAT WERE WERE SUGGESTED BY TMZ READERS..1 MICHEAL JACKSON SHOULD BE PLAYED BY PEE WEE HERMAN.2 DOCTOR KLINE PLAYED BY TOM ARNOLD,3 LAYOYA SHOULD BE PLAYED RU PAUL, 4, JOE JACKSON SHOULD BE PLAYED BY HUGGY BEAR. 5.DOCTOR BROWN ITS A TOSS UP BETWEEN CHRIS ROCK AND KATT WILLIAMS, iF ANY OF YOU READERS CAN SUGGEST THE REST OF THE PLAYERS PLEASE POST HEM ,AND I'LL ADD THEM TO THE CAST LIST...THANX

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charisse l'pree    

to those of you who judge michael, i can only hope that you will be judged as harshly when your time comes. more importantly, if a woman accuses you of rape and you are acquitted, can we all still call you a rapist? according to your logic, yes. we all know the same facts regarding michael, are you some how in possession of unreleased information? its unfortunate that you take joy in tearing down his fans that only want to celebrate what he offered the world.

if you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.

you haters may find some worth in michael's own words, but the truth is you probably can't be bothered with thinking logically.

1849 days ago
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Kiki    

20. WE NEW THE MOVIE WAS COMING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ACTORS THAT WERE WERE SUGGESTED BY TMZ READERS..1 MICHEAL JACKSON SHOULD BE PLAYED BY PEE WEE HERMAN.2 DOCTOR KLINE PLAYED BY TOM ARNOLD,3 LAYOYA SHOULD BE PLAYED RU PAUL, 4, JOE JACKSON SHOULD BE PLAYED BY HUGGY BEAR. 5.DOCTOR BROWN ITS A TOSS UP BETWEEN CHRIS ROCK AND KATT WILLIAMS, iF ANY OF YOU READERS CAN SUGGEST THE REST OF THE PLAYERS PLEASE POST HEM ,AND I'LL ADD THEM TO THE CAST LIST...THANX

Posted at 9:52PM on Aug 4th 2009 by Round Top Luchenbach
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This is not a movie in the movie sense. There will not be actors hired. This is a movie based on footage from his concerts and prep for his london tour/last months of his life. So all recorded stuff. At least that is what I am gathering. Sony/Columbia purchased this footage for this movie.

1849 days ago
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Angelique    

# 13 I don't get that joke but say it in front of a couple of white, black friends of yours and will see who thinks it's funny?

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flyingleatherneck    

Gee, my math is poor but according to this article the Jackson Estate get 90% of the profits and AEG gets 10%. Great work by the Columbia negotiators who are paying a squillion for the rights to make the film but apparently don't get any profits themselves! Didn't realise Columbia was a charitable institution.

1849 days ago
24.

balls    

balls

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Kiki    

27. # 13 I don't get that joke but say it in front of a couple of white, black friends of yours and will see who thinks it's funny?

Posted at 9:57PM on Aug 4th 2009 by Blinders
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Was not a joke, i was commenting on a comment that those two people had made.

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Homie1Kanobe    

26. 20. WE NEW THE MOVIE WAS COMING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ACTORS THAT WERE WERE SUGGESTED BY TMZ READERS..1 MICHEAL JACKSON SHOULD BE PLAYED BY PEE WEE HERMAN.2 DOCTOR KLINE PLAYED BY TOM ARNOLD,3 LAYOYA SHOULD BE PLAYED RU PAUL, 4, JOE JACKSON SHOULD BE PLAYED BY HUGGY BEAR. 5.DOCTOR BROWN ITS A TOSS UP BETWEEN CHRIS ROCK AND KATT WILLIAMS, iF ANY OF YOU READERS CAN SUGGEST THE REST OF THE PLAYERS PLEASE POST HEM ,AND I'LL ADD THEM TO THE CAST LIST...THANX

Posted at 9:52PM on Aug 4th 2009 by Round Top Luchenbach
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This is not a movie in the movie sense. There will not be actors hired. This is a movie based on footage from his concerts and prep for his london tour/last months of his life. So all recorded stuff. At least that is what I am gathering. Sony/Columbia purchased this footage for this movie.

Posted at 9:56PM on Aug 4th 2009 by Kiki

I WAS A JOKE GEEEZE.........VAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMM

1849 days ago
27.

Angelique    

lol I'm on a dim laptop sorry. Anyway F@CK James and jameschitt or whatever his name is their the same person anyway.

1849 days ago
28.

Amy    

I hate AEG

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29.

CBB    

who are they going to get to play him? Joan Rivers? She's the only person with THAT much plastic surgery!

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Homie1Kanobe    

JOAN RIVERS GOOD CHOICE, I PICKED PEE WEE HERMANN SINCE THEY HAD SIMILAR BACK ROUNDS.WITH SEX CRIMES AND THE BIG SHOE DANCE, AND SIMILAR COLOR LOL

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