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    Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:27:11

    "Thriller" Film in the Works?  - GK Films is trying to acquire the rights to a feature-length adaptation of the song

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    Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, which ruled the MTV airwaves in 1983, is arguably the best music video of all time, so much so that some will argue that it's a short-form film and not even a music video. That said, it was a spectacle that truly married the audio and the visual and it used to scare the shit out of me as a kid. Given the success of This is It, the posthumous Jackson concert film, GK Films is negotiating to acquire the rights to make a feature-length adaptation of "Thriller."

    Kenny Ortega, the band behind This is It and the well-attended High School Musical films, is reportedly attached to direct, with The Hangover scribe Jeremy Garelick is in contention to write the screenplay. The film's plot is rumored to revolve around Vincent Price, who narrated the original video. Mwuhahahaha.

    What elements should the plot of a Thriller film involve?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.29.10




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