The 25th birthday of “ Bad” will be celebrated in September with a special edition of Michael Jackson's legendary album, with plenty of bonus material, as we told you weeks ago. But there's more: Spike Lee is making a documentary about the album and the tour that came with it. “I'm more than a big Michael Jackson fan, so, having had the opportunity to know and work with him, I care about his legacy,” said the filmmaker, who was already in charge of the posthumous video “ This Is It”.
The film, in post-production at the moment, and without a release date yet, will show Jacko in great spirits, and some juicy material the King of Pop recorded behind the scenes. “We had complete access to the vaults of Michael Jackson. ... He wrote 60 demos for the Bad record. Only 11 made it. So we got to hear a lot of that stuff, too, so it was just a great experience,” says the New Yorker, who spoke to both artists influenced by Jackson and people who worked closely with him (like Sheryl Crow, who did background vocals during the “Bad Tour”). According to Lee, apart from the documentary, he has other projects in mind that he will work on after the record's anniversary.