Spike Lee has given fans a taste of his upcoming Michael Jackson documentary, with a 60-second trailer for the film that he debuted on ABC’s “The View”.
The clip shows a montage of scenes from “Micheal Jackson BAD25,” Lee’s film that follows the architecture of Jackson’s 1987 classic multiplatinum album Bad. Archived footage from video shoots and studio sessions was used to build the film, as well as new interviews with a number of artists who worked with Jackson, including Kanye West, Mariah Carey and Sheryl Crow.
Lee told the AP the rare footage was a “treasure chest of findings” and that he was also granted the opportunity to hear some of the late singer’s unreleased recordings.
“We have footage in this documentary that no one’s ever seen, stuff that Michael shot himself, behind-the-scenes stuff,” said Lee. “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.”
Screenings are underway at select theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The film will air nationally on Thursday, November 22, at 9:30 pm on ABC.