Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Is Getting a 3D Release… Eventually
Although he passed away five years ago, Michael Jackson is still just as prolific as ever, and the King of Pop might be headed to the big screen soon as John Landis, director of the seminal music video "Thriller," has plans for a 3D rerelease. Well, eventually, anyway.
Originally released in 1983, the iconic music video for Jackson's "Thriller" was directed by Landis, who also directed such classics as 'The Blues Brothers' and 'An American Werewolf in London.' A few months before Jackson passed away, Landis sued the singer's estate for 50% of the profits from the highly successful video, and, according to a recent interview with the New York Daily News, he's now in a position to finally move ahead with his plans for a 3D release of the video.
Landis said, "And so, actually there is something happening with ‘Thriller.’ It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen." According to a source, Jackson had envisioned his This Is It tour to include a 3D version of "Thriller." While Landis couldn't elaborate about his plans in full at this time, it seems that we'll be seeing "Thriller" in 3D in theaters and/or on Blu-ray in the next year.
Jackson's estate has apparently also been looking into ideas for other "Thriller" concepts, including games. An insider who spoke with the Daily News said, "It could a be a dance experience or a zombie-style, shoot-’ em-up-style movie." Thriller-mania is imminent, guys. Prepare your dance moves accordingly.