'I'm hyped': Fans rejoice as 'Emancipation' director Antoine Fuqua set to helm Michael Jackson biopic

'I'm hyped': Fans rejoice as 'Emancipation' director Antoine Fuqua set to helm Michael Jackson biopic
Antoine Fuqua set to helm Michael Jackson biopic (Vivien Killilea/Getty Images and IMDb)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Michael Jackson may have been like 'They don't care about us' but his fandom begs to differ. The King of Pop's life story is apparently being adapted for a tv show which will be helmed by none other than, 'Emancipation' director, Antoine Fuqua. Although Fuqua is best known for his successful collaborations with actor Denzel Washington. The filmmaker has helmed films like 'Training Day,' 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'The Equalizer' franchise. However, 'We are the World,' singer, unfortunately, died from an overdose of propofol administered by his personal physician back in 2009.

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Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 400 million records worldwide. Furthermore, he was the first artist to have a top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. Moving on to Fuqua, his most recent project, 'Emancipation' received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Smith's performance but criticized the screenplay and its handling of real-life events. 

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director best known for 2001's 'Training Day' and 'The Equalizer' film series is set to helm the King of Pop's life story titled Michael for Lionsgate. The biopic will be produced by 'Bohemian Rhapsody' producer Graham King alongside John Branca and John McClain, who serve as co-executors of Jackson's estate. Fuqua will direct from a script by 'The Aviator' screenwriter John Logan.

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After the news surfaced online fans lost their calm as they speculated who will be cast as the King of Pop in the upcoming movie. A fan said, "This is gonna be interesting," while another adds, "hoping this biopic will be respectful to michael & his legacy." A fan wrote, "Well known for action in the movies he’s directed is now directing something completely different. A musical drama biopic about The G.O.A.T Vocalist, Performer and all around Entertainer that ever lived, The World has ever seen and ever had. The King of POP himself, I’m Hyped." A fan shared, "However you feel about Michael Jackson, I'm sure we can all agree that one film (which nobody wants anyway) wouldn't be enough to tell the story. You'd need at least 4!," while another speculated, "What’s the name of this gonna be y’all think? Man In The Mirror? Smooth Criminal? You Are Not Alone?"



 

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Safe to assume, fans are thrilled about the upcoming project of Antoine Fuqua. However, 'Michael' does not have a release date.

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