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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ set for celluloid

Michael Jackson's cult music video for his 1982 hit 'Thriller' is set to get the Hollywood treatment.

Written by Agencies | London | Published: October 29, 2010 10:01:29 am

Michael Jackson’s cult music video for his 1982 hit ‘Thriller’ is set to get the Hollywood treatment.

‘High School Musical’ helmer Kenny Ortega,who was the choreographer for the King of Pop’s planned ‘This Is It’ tour,is in line to direct a movie adaptation,reported Guardian online.

The original 14-minute video,which saw Jackson leading a group of zombies through a now infamous dance routine,was originally shot by director John Landis and is often considered to be the greatest pop music video of all time.

It has been speculated that the forthcoming film could focus on the character played by Vincent Price in the video. Price provided the video’s narrative voice as well as the rap section.

‘The Hangover’ writer Jeremy Garelick is scripting the movie’s screenplay along with Rod Temperton,the man who wrote the song.

The makers of the ‘Twilight’ series of films are interested in buying the rights to the films,as are Lionsgate and Twentieth Century Fox.

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