Concert Firm Hawks Jackson 'Final Days' Film

By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2009 2:52 AM CDT
Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in preparation for his planned comeback tour in England.    (AP Photo/ Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images, File)
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(Newser) – The promoter for Michael Jackson's never-to-be comeback concerts and the late singer's estate are seeking $50 million from Hollywood studios for the rights to distribute a film about the King of Pop's final days that will include concert rehearsal videos, reports the Wall Street Journal. AEG Live, which made the videos, lost millions from the aborted concerts the company spent $30 million staging. Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox are currently the leading bidders, reports the New York Times.