Michael Jackson left behind a pet monkey, Bubbles, after he died – and it seems like Bubbles has caught the eye of studio execs!
Director/writer Taika Waititi is teaming up with Mark Gustafson to create a movie around Bubbles’ life, with Waititi saying: “It’s an idea that fascinates me and one I want to develop further.Most people know I’m a huge Michael Jackson fan, so the main thing for me is to make sure it’s respectful of him and his legacy. I’m not interested in making a biopic; I want to focus on telling a story that blends fact and fantasy, about an animal trying to make sense of the world.”
He continues: “This film is not about Michael Jackson because that’s not a story for me to tell — or a story I’d be comfortable telling — it’s about a chimpanzee’s fascinating journey through the complex jungle of human life. think animation is the only way to approach a story like this. I really loved Anomalisa because it was beautiful and authentic in its meditation on loneliness. I’m really excited to be working with Dan Harmon and Starburns as we share similar sensibilities and want to tell human stories in unique and artistic ways.” WHAT DO YOU THINK about a Bubbles movie? Will you watch? A premiere date has not been announced yet however.