By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Michael Jackson's This Is It
You thought This Is It would be the final Michael Jackson documentary? Think again. To be honest, with all the history and scandal that goes into Jackson one could probably make an entire trilogy of documentaries that cover various topics that orbited the King of Pop's life. I for one was talked into further researching the child molestation charges -- something I originally gave 50/50 odds of him actually doing -- and was blown away by how erroneous the charges were. Evan Chandler, the father that got the pedo ball rolling, was a douche and eventually committed suicide over what some thought was guilt after Michael's passing. But then Michael surrounded himself with scumbag families like the Arvizo's. And, for good measure, I should remind people that biznitch La Toya Jackson tried to take advantage of her brother during the first proceeding.
Michael Jackson Documentary: Part II
But where was I? So, yes, I now feel that Michael Jackson was innocent of the molestation charges and now we may have a documentary that dives more into that. Well, at least some of the film Gone Too Soon will touch on that. Directed by Ian Halperin, the film includes video and audio of Jackson shot before his death. It also includes interviews with Jackson's personal manager, chef, spiritual adviser, hairstylist, trainer, protective agent and attorney. Though Jackson's family had no involvement on the docu, they did know that filming was taking place.
Ian Halperin was the guy that also wrote Unmasked, which also takes an inside look at Michael's life.
Gone Too Soon has been picked up by Shine Intl. and will see a theatrical run across Canada and France. The film will also be screened at Cannes.
Shine Intl. president Chris Grant said the doc would "eventually be known as a really important piece of the Michael Jackson saga."
"Ian's done an incredible job telling the story of what actually happened to Michael," Grant said. "We've teased it a bit and the reaction has been tremendous."