Michael Jackson fans ought to be happy about this one.
Rehearsal footage from the late King of Pop’s never-happened “This Is It Tour” is being packaged to open in movie theaters around the world for a two-week October run.
Tickets for the exclusive engagement will go on sale in most cities beginning on Sept. 27.
“This film is Michael’s gift to his fans,” said Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), the tour’s director-turned-the movie’s director.
“As we began assembling the footage for the motion picture we realized we captured something extraordinary, unique, and very special. It’s a very private, [an] exclusive look into a creative genius’s world.”
Michael Jackson THIS IS IT will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London’s O2 Arena.
Chronicling the months from April through June, 2009, the movie’s drawn from more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show.
It’s a small consolation for MJ fans, but it certainly will make them happy.
Update: Evidently, MJ will finally be buried on Sept. 3 and now on what would have his 51st birthday on Aug. 29.