Kenny Ortega will direct the Michael Jackson tribute concert film This Is It that Sony will now release early in a limited two-week worldwide run starting on October 28.
Tickets will go on sale in most cities on September 27. The film is being produced with the full support of The Estate of Michael Jackson.
“This film is Michael’s gift to his fans,” Ortega said in a statement. “As we began assembling the footage for the motion picture we realised we captured something extraordinary, unique and very special. It’s a very private, exclusive look into a creative genius’s world.
This Is It will feature Jackson in rehearsals for what would have been his farewell concert tour at the O2 Arena in London.
Ortega was Jackson’s director and creative partner on This Is It as well as the previous Jackson concert tours Dangerous and History.
He also directed the Hannah Montana / Miley Cyrus Best Of Both Worlds Tour featuring The Jonas Bros. After this he will begin wok on Paramount’s Footloose remake.