Michael Jackson's "This Is It" film to be released Oct 30

>> Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Michael Jackson's "This Is It" concert never made it to the stage in London, but it will be making its way to the silver screen in a little less than two months. On Aug. 10, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved the sale of the concert's rehearsal footage by Jackson's estate and promoter AEG Live to Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony will release the finished This Is It film worldwide on Oct. 30.

The film is a chance to "to give audiences the gift of his final performances," said Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment, in a statement released after the court's decision. "I know this film will serve as further proof that Michael Jackson is one of the greatest entertainers who ever graced a stage."

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