It seems that fans of Michael Jackson's iconic music video Thriller could be in for quite a treat in the near future. CHUD attended a screening of John Landis' documentary Slasher and during the Q&A portion, Landis revealed that The Making of Thriller would be released soon, and possibly in 3D.
Landis directed the music video and he told the audience that lawsuits and royalty issues were some of the reasons why The Making of Thriller, an hour-long documentary about the making of this iconic music video, had not been released yet. Landis also revealed that the Jackson estate wants to convert the documentary into 3D. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.
But more intriguing than news of a home video release was Landis telling the crowd that the folks behind Jackson's estate want to turn the video into 3D. The director is fine with the idea, even if he doesn't seem to be the biggest fan of the tech, but it wasn't clear if the 3D version of Thriller was intended for theatrical distribution. One assumes that's the basic plan, as 3D TVs don't have the kind of saturation into the market needed to make a 3D Blu-Ray of the video all that worthwhile.
As of now, it isn't know whether this documentary will hit theaters or the DVD/BD market, but we'll be sure to keep you posted on any further developments as soon as we have more information.