"Leaving Neverland" Director Considers Sequel About Michael Jackson Trial

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10 years after his dying and the allegations of sexual abuse are nonetheless haunting Michael Jackson's legacy. Since January, one of many largest tales has been the explosive Leaving Neverland documentary which focuses on the allegations of kid molestation made by James Safechuck and Wade Robson. While Dan Reed, the director of the docuseries, would not intend of focusing his profession on Michael Jackson's life, he did say that he would like to make a sequel to Leaving Neverland revolving across the singer's 2005 trial.

"Leaving Neverland" Director Considers Sequel About Michael Jackson Trial
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In a current interview with The Film Stage, Dan Reed defined that there is a model of the docuseries that ran for 5 hours and included interviews with many individuals linked to Michael Jackson's 2005 trial together with the LAPD and Santa Barbara Sherriff's Department who carried out investigations in addition to the primary prosecutor and deputy DA. Those clips did not make it onto the ultimate reduce of the docuseries however Reed mentioned that he is occupied with making a sequel to Leaving Neverland revolving round Michael Jackson's 2005 case.

"The movie I would love to make following this one is the trial of Michael Jackson," he mentioned. "I might solely try this if the sufferer and his household take part. It could be a a lot weaker movie [if they didn’t.] I don’t wish to observe Leaving Neverland with a weaker movie. If Gavin Arvizo and his household would comply with take part, I'd very very similar to to inform the story of that trial. I feel it’s fascinating and astonishing that Michael was acquitted. The means that occurred is a tremendous story and one which must be advised."