Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson and Stephen King Made A Bizarre Horror Movie You’ve Probably Never Seen
Michael Jackson and Stephen King Made A Bizarre Horror Movie You’ve Probably Never Seen
“You know the one where Michael Jackson dresses up as an old white guy and dances in a haunted house?” is a thing I’ve said to countless people about the short film Ghosts. But every time I mention the Michael Jackson and Stephen King collaboration, no one knows what I’m talking about. That’s right, the King of Pop and the master of horror made a short film together in 1996. While the film may have 14 million views on YouTube, I’ve only met one other person who can slightly recall the movie. In honor of Halloween, I’m looking back on the 15-year-old movie and trying to figure out why it’s been forgotten.
Dan Harmon Nabs Michael Jackson Chimp Film ‘Bubbles’
Dan Harmon Nabs Michael Jackson Chimp Film ‘Bubbles’
The screenplay for Bubbles topped the 2015 Black List, but unlike many of the other scripts to land on the list over the years, we won’t have to wait very long to see this one make it to the big screen. Based on Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee (yes, really), Bubbles is a pretty weird story, to say the least, and one that requires an equally creative team to adapt it. Enter former Community showrunner and creator Dan Harmon, who is producing a stop-motion animated film based on Bubbles.
Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in ‘The Phantom Menace’
Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in ‘The Phantom Menace’
In an interview with VICE, Ahmed Best, best known as the man who appeared in three less-than-enthusiastically received Star Wars prequels as the less-than-beloved Jar Jar Binks, says that while he was the one who ended up winning the role, there was a far more famous superstar who really wanted to play everyone’s ninth-favorite Gungan. And that man was Michael Jackson.