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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Quote Originally Posted by morinen View Post
    Branca said at the meet and greet with UCLA Law students in November that they are working on the script for a biopic.
    Yeah, didn't he also say they're looking at doing multiple movies as well, but they're waiting for the right time.
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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Ugh... Meanwhile, Prince is getting a 6-part Netflix documentary, structured around exclusive archival footage and his own voice from past interviews and recordings. That's the kind of thing they should be pursuing for MJ.

    We know Michael had so much of his life filmed, that a project like that should be doable. But it'd take a lot of love, care and time - none of which the Estate seem to have. I honestly believe no one will be able to play him convincingly in a biopic, at least not throughout all the different stages of his life.

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Quote Originally Posted by SoCav View Post
    Ugh... Meanwhile, Prince is getting a 6-part Netflix documentary, structured around exclusive archival footage and his own voice from past interviews and recordings. That's the kind of thing they should be pursuing for MJ.

    We know Michael had so much of his life filmed, that a project like that should be doable. But it'd take a lot of love, care and time - none of which the Estate seem to have. I honestly believe no one will be able to play him convincingly in a biopic, at least not throughout all the different stages of his life.
    That last part is why multiple movies would probably work better.

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Now an Aretha Franklin biopic in the works..
    **He lives forever within us**

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPV View Post
    Now an Aretha Franklin biopic in the works..
    Aretha was trying to get one made years ago, and she wanted Halle Berry to play her.

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    i dont think halie berry wouldve done a good job i just dont see her doing that. Does she even sing?

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Quote Originally Posted by 8701girl View Post
    i dont think halie berry wouldve done a good job i just dont see her doing that. Does she even sing?
    Reading on Twitter that Michael's nephews, 3T would like to make their own documentary but this time refuting everything out there that is being claimed in the Sundance documentary. Obviously something like this would cost an absolute fortune so many MJ fans are suggesting a 'just giving' page or something similar. I normally wouldn't get involved in something like this but would make an exception for this just to get some truth out there. Michael has an army of fans and I think it would be wonderful if we got together to do something positive. It would be fitting as we approach the 10th anniversary of his passing.

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Why would a rebuttlr documentary cost a fortune? The information is open to the public and high school students make professional quality documentaries all the time with the basic editing gear..

    Mike's son is into film production, get on it jackson fam!!

    I dont mean this in a back handed way but fully honest, many of the jacksons (not all) have never had issue making money or getting the spot light on Mike's behalf. This is a perfect way to do so, and has a less selfish meaning behind it.
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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Quote Originally Posted by 8701girl View Post
    i dont think halle berry wouldve done a good job i just dont see her doing that. Does she even sing?
    An actor or actress doesn't really have to sing in a movie. Many biopics have been made with the actor lip syncing to the original recordings like Angela Bassett in the Tina Turner biopic. Halle already played Dorothy Dandridge in a movie, who was an actress and singer. Even in some of those old movie musicals, sometimes it wasn't really the actor singing, it was a professional singer.

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Quote Originally Posted by DuranDuran View Post
    An actor or actress doesn't really have to sing in a movie. Many biopics have been made with the actor lip syncing to the original recordings like Angela Bassett in the Tina Turner biopic. Halle already played Dorothy Dandridge in a movie, who was an actress and singer. Even in some of those old movie musicals, sometimes it wasn't really the actor singing, it was a professional singer.
    Yes, and like in "Bohemian Rhapsody"..
    Rami Malek, lip synching Marc Martel, who's singing as Freddie.

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    This does need to be done soon...

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Quote Originally Posted by soulmum View Post
    Reading on Twitter that Michael's nephews, 3T would like to make their own documentary but this time refuting everything out there that is being claimed in the Sundance documentary. Obviously something like this would cost an absolute fortune so many MJ fans are suggesting a 'just giving' page or something similar. I normally wouldn't get involved in something like this but would make an exception for this just to get some truth out there. Michael has an army of fans and I think it would be wonderful if we got together to do something positive. It would be fitting as we approach the 10th anniversary of his passing.
    ummm i was talking bout aretha franklin movie.............

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    Quote Originally Posted by SoCav View Post
    Ugh... Meanwhile, Prince is getting a 6-part Netflix documentary, structured around exclusive archival footage and his own voice from past interviews and recordings. That's the kind of thing they should be pursuing for MJ.

    We know Michael had so much of his life filmed, that a project like that should be doable. But it'd take a lot of love, care and time - none of which the Estate seem to have. I honestly believe no one will be able to play him convincingly in a biopic, at least not throughout all the different stages of his life.

    I think we all know that MJ SHOULD have left behing a HUGE amount of archival footage that could be used to good effect in a similar series as the Prince one announced for Netflix. It could be a fantastic thing to watch or it could be boring as watching paint dry - it would really depend on who decides to take it on and what their focus is going to be. A series like that really needs to identify its purpose and stick to it.
    While the MJ's home movies was a reasonably interesting show for me as a young MJ fanatic in the 90s, I never watched it a second time and I can easily see why the majority of any given channel's audience would just skip it.

    It's no coincidence that the ONLY people putting out pro-MJ shows/movies in the last decade have been the MJ Estate themselves. It's also no coincidence that of the shows they have released, VERY FEW networks have bought the rights to show it. the Michael Jackson brand is still toxic with TV networks. Nobody wants to show a positive piece on MJ. Sadly too many people have been brainwashed into believing he is guilty of the crimes he's been accused of, and most of the interest in MJ these days does not involve an examination of MJ the world's most successful solo artist, the music video innovator, the philanthropist. Interest in MJ predominantly revolves around those allegations and it probably always will. That's the sad thing about this new Robson/Safechuck documentary. The media and viewing audience have been primed for revelations about MJ through the inaccurate reporting over the last two and half decades, the #metoo movement and of course the "surviving R Kelly" show. It's created a perfect storm for this anti-MJ propoganda and that's why the Robson/Safechuck show could be so much more damaging than anything that has come before.

    In '03 to '05 MJ was ultimately awarded an acquittal on all charges, and that counts for something in many peoples' eyes, but now he is not here to defend himself. An acquittal can't happen. A jury can't decide.

    This documentary will be a one-sided attempt to destroy Jackson once and full all and this time it might actually succeed.

    It's hard to fathom how this can be overcome because the MJ Estate cannot prevent this from being shown.
    Even if they wanted to, they surely cannot create their own documentary to counter the claims made by Robson/Safechuck, and even if they did would any broadcaster show it? Probably not!

    For now I think the most useful tactic is for the MJ crowd to relentlessly contact people at HBO, Channel 4, and Sundance to vocally object.
    Visit message boards, forums, media sites etc to post corrective information. Contact editors to complain about the trash being printed.


    One very sad thing I have noticed is how quiet this board is now.

    In '03 I think this thread would be many, many pages longer with posts from a far larger number of people. It's clear the fanbase is far smaller now than it was, or at least it's far less vocal.

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    Default Re: Should the estate be looking to produce a BIOEPIC given the interest in a Freddie Mercury/Elton

    [QUOTE One very sad thing I have noticed is how quiet this board is now.

    In '03 I think this thread would be many, many pages longer with posts from a far larger number of people. It's clear the fanbase is far smaller now than it was, or at least it's far less vocal.][/QUOTE]


    TRUTH! ever since mike died this forum has changed so much the atmosphere has changed in a big way its sad

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