3D Michael Jackson 'Thriller' film in the works

Full-length movie version of classic video being made

A full-length film version of Michael Jackson's classic 1984 music video for 'Thriller' is in development.

The film, to be shot in 3D, will be directed by Kenny Ortega, director of Jackson concert documentary This Is It, reports Deadline.com.

Jeremy Garelick, previously involved in The Hangover, will write the screenplay.

Studios GK Films, Lionsgate, Fox and Summit Entertainment are competing to acquire rights for the film. Details of the plot have not been revealed, though the voice of the late Vincent Price, who recorded the spoken-word part on 'Thriller', is expected to be involved.

Michael Jackson was recently declared the highest-earning dead celebrity of 2010.


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