Was the jumpy trailer for This Is It that debuted last week sufficiently able to convince you Michael Jackson was a willing participant in his aborted tour, instead of just a helpless drug addict bamboozled into an unreasonable obligation whose demands exceeded his physical limits? Us neither, which is probably why Sony yesterday released this new 45-second clip of a frail but capable-seeming Jackson running through some choreography for “Human Nature” and, we think, actually singing. Sources tell Roger Friedman that the footage won’t actually appear in It, which can only mean they have even better video, presumably of Jackson singing “Thriller” while simultaneously executing backflips through rings of fire.
Michael Jackson Movie Clip Shows Him in Good Form [Showbiz 411/HR]
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