MIchael Jackson May Lead A Pack Of Synchronized Zombies Down The Great White Way

Nov 7th, 2008 // 5 Comments

If there’s one thing you can be absolutely sure of, it’s that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will never, ever die, thanks to awesomely crappy early-oughts pop-punk, bad rom-coms, and silly world record attempts. So it’s no surprise that rumors are now surfacing about Thriller: The Musical!

The New York Post’s gossip pages are reporting that the John Landis-directed video to the title track of his 1982 album – the biggest-selling in history – is to made into an all-singing, all-dancing stage spectacular.

No word yet as to whether Jackson would be involved, or if any of his other songs would be included, but if it went ahead, the musical would be produced Broadway heavyweight James Nederlander, whose credits include The Lion King, Rent, Wicked and Aida.

Honestly how did this not come about sooner? Talk about a cash cow. If there are two things that the crazed individuals of this world love to spend money on, it’s Michael Jackson and Broadway musicals. If the producers can figure out a way to fit in Clay Aiken, David Archuleta, and/or Tokio Hotel, this could be kryptonite to even the most punishing recession. And it’s not like someone hasn’t thought of bringing together the King Of Pop and the Princes Of Internet Mope-Rock already:

Michael Jackson’s Thriller set for stage? [Guardian]
Michael Jackson feat. Tokio Hotel [YouTube]

  1. Weezy F Baby

    HOLD UP

    13 Going on 30 is a “bad rom com”???

  2. Christopher R. Weingarten

    If I see one more set of people do that fucking dance this year…

  3. T'Challa

    @Christopher R. Weingarten: Seriously. It’s worse that “Rickrolling” at this point.

  4. Anonymous

    I was 12 when Thriller came out and I didn’t know anyone who learned the dance. Sure we loved the album and the video (who didn’t?), but it was not a craze that swept over my Northern Virginia suburb.

    It seems like it was created recently as a form of manufactured nostalgia. Like they’re trying to sell it to us now, even though it never happened back in the day.

    But for the record, 13 Going on 30 was adorable.

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