Entertainment behind the scenes
After giving the world a first look at the upcoming Michael Jackson film “This Is It” at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sony Pictures has now made it possible for fans to download the trailer of the much talked-about rehearsal footage, shot in the weeks before the singer’s death in June.
Fans can visit this Sony website to access the trailer, which runs for nearly three minute.
In the trailer, Jackson looks thin as always but appears healthy, as he dances around the rehearsal stage, in footage that comes complete with sound effects, such as “whoosh” and whip-like noises used to accentuate Jackson’s movements.
The trailer also accentuates the positive in Jackson, as Sony Pictures committed to do when it paid $60 million for the rights to the footage produced by concert promoter AEG Live before a series of comeback shows in London that were to start on July 13.
Move over “Watchmen,” a new movie epic is getting all the buzz these days in Hollywood.
It’s director J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Paramount Pictures said on Wednesday the new trailer for the film received a record-breaking 1.8 million downloads its first 24 hours after a March 6 launch at Apple.com.
A trailer for the film already played with the Nov. 14 release of James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” and at the time movie industry watchers said that some hardcore Star Trek fans would buy a ticket for James Bond just to see the trailer. So there is no doubt that ”Trekkies” are a passionate fan base, which helps explain the out-of-this-world download numbers for the trailer.