J.J. Abrams May Be Working on TV Show About Michael Jackson's Last Days
Many of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s adored Michael Jackson. The man was talented and knew how to make amazing music and videos and keep us entertained. Now, many of us adore J.J. Abrams. Even before Cloverfield and his recent, triumphant reboots of both the Star Wars and the Star Trek universes, he worked on Alias and host of other awesome projects that hinted at what the man may one day bring us. So it only makes sense J.J. Abrams’ and Michael Jackson’s name’s would be uttered in the same sentence at some point, but honestly, none of us can say we saw this coming. J.J. Abrams may be adapting the new Tavis Smiley, non-fiction book “Before you Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days”, into a TV mini-series. Yes, the guy who made the most recent Star Wars movie may end up making a movie about a pop star who just happened to be obsessed with Star Wars himself? You guys DID know Michael Jackson almost played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels, right? True story. He did make Captain EO afterall, which was his own Star Wars, kind of, with Lucas and everything.
Anyway, now Michael Jackson’s final days may end up being an actual mini-series on television, put together by Abrams Bad Robot production company. Though Abrams actual role in this project is still a mystery, it seems he is clamoring to make it and has already gotten the rights to the book, though actual details are limited. No one should be surprised by this move, though. Most people who grew up as kids loving Michael Jackson grew up in the same era as Star Wars and tended to love both (me being no exception) so to think Abrams would want this to happen makes a lot of sense.
But DO NOT expect a salacious tale of MJ’s last days. The book focuses more on the man in the mirror himself and not all the allegations or rumors flying at the time. Perhaps it could be Abrams who could finally show people the more human side to the sometimes strange but always talented Michael Jackson. More details will be made available as they emerge.