Here are the first promotional images of Michael Jackson Immortal by Cirque De Soleil, which was released to the media this morning.
The production is written and directed by Jamie King and will start touring in October 2011 and end up in Las Vegas before the end of 2012.
The Michael Jackson Estate and Katherine Jackson have agreed to the deal which will split the profits 50/50.
Where will the show travel? Jump with us for the tour dates!
Cirque du Soleil is still planning on doing not 1 but 2 shows to late the Michael Jackson's music in the future.
There are talks with nothing signed yet and it has been discussed for almost a year now. Most likely, the hold up is the Estate has yet to sign up for it and if they will tour or set up shop in Las Vegas.
Would you see a Cirque Du Soleil show(s) set to MJ's music?-Dr.FB
The day after it was announced that Michael Jackson made $275 million after his death, it looks like they found a way to make another quarter of a billion dollars; make a movie out of "Thriller" from MJ.
There is a bidding war for the movie and Kenny Ortega, the man behind "This Is It" is set to direct it. The budget would be over $50 million dollars to cast the movie and for designs. It will be set in the town Vincent Price grew up in and start from there.
The Michael Jackson Estate has yet to sign off on it but it looks like they 100% percent will.
What do YOU think of a Thriller movie?-Dr.FB
Almost a billion dollars. Wow. Well, he went from rumors of being deeply in debt to making almost $800 million dollars in 1 year.
The movie "This Is It" made over $260 million dollars while his DVD's and CD's were flying off of record shelves, selling just under 9 million on catalog CD sales, which made the estate around $80 million dollars.
Michael's kids one day will see this money but I am sure like most of the rest of the world, they rather just have their father back. He really set those kids up for life to make sure they are never broke.-Dr.FB
For your listening and viewing pleasure, here is the week that was in Entertainment with Dr.Funkenberry.
We touch on Tiger Woods, Michael Jackson's $250 million dollar deal, and Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James cheating on her.
Props to Lenny Kravitz, Orianthi, and YOU are on there as well.
For those that will ask, yes that is me on the week in review. Well, at least my voice.
Hope you guys enjoy.-Dr.FB
The estate of Michael Jackson has inked a deal with Sony for $250 million dollars. It is a distribution deal for new unreleased product and some of the stuff you already own from Michael Jackson.
Sony will release 10 albums of Michael's over the next 7 years, so maybe about 4 cd's of unreleased material and then 6 others with a new song here or there.
The deal for Sony makes sense even though it seems like a lot of money. Since Michael's passing in June last year, Sony has sold over 31 million MJ records world-wide and with the release of "This Is It" as well, the estate will have made over $250 million in 1 year alone since his death.
Sony also is paying for Michael's likeness to be used in video games and movies and other products.
Michael signed a contract with Sony back in the 80's giving him control of his masters. Sony had the rights to use his songs til 2015. Under the new deal, they now have until 2017.
The 10 cd's actually cover the "This Is It" soundtrack so, actually, you are getting 9 more MJ cd's, a few special editions of "Bad", "Thriller" and others. Also, a complete DVD of all of Michael's videos will be released sometime down the road.
Michael Jackson fans, what do you think of this deal?-Dr.FB