The story of the late Michael Jackson will be told through a documentary led by the creative vision of Spike Lee. The new feature is set to premiere on Showtime in early February.
The documentary titled, Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown To Off The Wall, is the latest documentary from the Do The Right Thing creator and director; and will premiere on January 24th at the Sundance Film Festival according to Deadline. The film is set to be the follow up to Lee's 2012 Bad 25; documentary that was in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Jackson 1987 album Bad.
Just as with Bad 25, the new documentary will be released in the form of a package deal. Upon the airing of the film on Showtime, the DVD release will also include a rerelease of the 1979 Off The Wall album to be available for purchase Feb. 26, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. According to Deadline, the release of that album became Jackson's first major successful solo project, and the film is set to center around that time of his life.
The February 5th documentary is set to include commentary from some of Jackson's family members according to Vulture, including his mother and father, Joe and Katherine, and his brothers, Marlon and Jackie. The site also reports the appearance and commentary from other well-known musicians and entertainers who admired the work of the King of Pop like producers Pharrell and L.A. Reid; music artists John Legend, The Weekend and others such as Kobe Bryant, Questlove and Lee Daniels.
Prior to the film premiering at the film festival, Lee posted this photo on his Instagram, getting fans prepared for what's to come.
Dear Fam, Get Ready For Da New Spike Lee Joint. This Joint Will Premiere At The Sundance Film Festival In January. It's The Follow Up To My Documentary On The Making Of Michael Jackson's BAD ALBUM. SHAMON. HEE HEE HEE.
A photo posted by Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Dec 21, 2015 at 8:49am PST
Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown To Off The Wall will air on Showtime Friday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m.