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This Is It!? That Seems Unlikely

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 9, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 9, 2009 |

I’m guessing, honestly, that Michael Jackson could very well become the next Tupac, a guy who releases an album a year posthumously. He hasn’t released an album in years, so my guess is that he has a lot of material lying around. There are probably plenty of unfinished tracks that Justin Timberlake or Puff Diddle Me could probably finish for him.

In the meantime, the film tracking his final days of rehearsal before he croaked is on the fast track — due to be released now at the end of October, thrown together by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) to quickly cash in on his expiration. I think it actually might be coming too soon — the wall-to-wall MJ coverage over the last couple of months has created something of a backlash, I suspect. I haven’t been able to watch the news since he passed away, because they’re still devoting entirely too much space to the man, which has created a news malaise, which hasn’t done any favors for Obama’s health plan, what with so many of us ignoring the news to avoid the MJ coverage. So, congratulations, Michael Jackson: Your death has apparently prevented American from becoming a socialist state!

Anyway, here’s the movie poster for the forthcoming movie, Michael Jackson’s: This Is It, which will probably end up being a fairly misleading title.


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