Spike Lee is in the process of making a documentary about his late friend Michael Jackson, which will focus on the making of the King Of Pop’s Bad album. The movie will help celebrate the anniversary of the legendary album, which turns 25-years-old in August.
Lee says he learned a lot going through the unseen footage, which he called a “treasure chest of findings.” He told The Hollywood Reporter, “We have footage in this documentary that no one’s ever seen, stuff that Michael shot himself, behind-the-scenes stuff.” He added, “We had complete access to the vaults of Michael Jackson. … He wrote 60 demos for the Bad record. Only 11 made it. So we got to hear a lot of that stuff, too, so it was just a great experience. You don’t have to be a Michael Jackson-head to enjoy this.”
The director says the documentary will not only show Jackson creating musical magic, but it will show a more personal side of him as well. Lee said, “He had a great sense of humor, and he was funny – so you’ll see a lot of that stuff.”
The movie doesn’t yet have a title, but the film is definitely moving forward and creating a lot of buzz. I’m looking forward to it, that’s for sure. I grew up listening to Jackson and just loved the hell out of Bad. Dirty Diana, Man In The Mirror, Smooth Criminal…Every song on that album rocks!