Thirty-one years after Michael Jackson gifted us with the world’s greatest music video, the zombies of “Thriller” are looking to rise from the dead again.
John Landis — who helmed the 14-minute clip back in 1983 — recently announced that the “Thriller” music video will be getting the 3D treatment in 2015. “It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen,” Landis told New York Daily News.
Landis’ lengthy legal battle with Michael Jackson’s estate kept the idea of a revamped “Thriller” in limbo for years. But now that the dispute is over, Landis wants to bring it to theaters and Blu-ray in the near future.
“Thriller” redux won’t be MJ’s first 3D movie. Back in 1986, Michael Jackson starred in Captain EO, a sci-fi musical directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by George Lucas that played in Disney’s Epcot center. Fingers crossed that 17-minute mind trip is coming to Blu-ray soon, too.