Michael Jackson’s Thriller could be one of the single greatest music videos ever made, and as a horror fan you have to admit it’s close to your heart no matter how you feel about the man himself. So how would you feel about a feature length film based upon the original vid?
According to Deadline New York GK Films is in active negotiations to acquire a package for a film that is being fashioned around his groundbreaking hit song Thriller and its folklore involving Vincent Price and the town he grew up in.. The film, which has been quietly shopped over the past several weeks by Real Effects Entertainment, has Kenny Ortega attached to direct, and The Hangover scribe Jeremy Garelick to write the screenplay.
Fox 2000, Mandate/Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are all in the mix on what will shape up as a pricey rights deal, but which will turn out to be a film budgeted at under $50 million. Look for more soon.
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