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Michael Jackson’s best-selling album ‘Thriller’ to be topic of recent untitled documentary

Washington [US], October 5 (ANI): An unofficial documentary about Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling album of all time ‘Thriller’ is being developed by the pop legend’s property and Sony Music Entertainment.

According to Deadline, the untitled documentary is being directed by Nelson George, the famous music historian, journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Over 34 million copies of Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ have been bought within the US alone and an estimated 100 million copies worldwide. The album, launched virtually 40 years in the past, has received eight Grammy Awards and yielded seven prime 10 singles.

According to a launch concerning the documentary, it “takes fans back in time to the making of the record-breaking album and release of revolutionary short films that redefined the music video format and captivated audiences globally.”The upcoming documentary from George will present “never-before-seen footage and candid interviews,” chronicling “the point in Jackson’s career that launched the singer into mega-stardom and created a pop culture phenomenon that is woven through the culture and continues to influence the worlds of music, television, dance, fashion and more to this day.”Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ included the tracks ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Beat It’, ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Something,’ the title music ‘Human Nature’ and a duet with Paul McCartney ‘The Girl Is Mine’, amongst others.

The announcement of this new documentary highlighted the ground-breaking nature of Jackson’s album, which was No. 1 for an astounding 37 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200, and its singles.

It is the third nonfiction movie to give attention to a Michael Jackson album. The earlier two, ‘Bad 25’ and ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall’, have been directed by Spike Lee. (ANI)