The title of the Reuters story says it all and so much more: Coroner completes Jackson autopsy, film deal set. Columbia Pictures will be distributing This is It, which will be comprised of Jackson's preparation for the tour of the same name. Kenny Ortega, who directed High School Musical 3: Senior Year and has choreographed everything from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Dirty Dancing to To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, will direct. (Ortega worked on the concerts with Jackson.)

Since some of the scenes shot for the concert were in 3D, we can expect to see Jackson coming at us in all three dimensions in some theaters this October 30th. The footage itself is owned by concert promoters AEG, who are desperately trying to take advantage of the mourning for MJ, so I would imagine that the company will be taking a cut of the profits. AEG is already working on numerous deals to try and recoup its $30M investment.

According to Reuters, "Lawyers spent much of Monday in court wrangling over merchandising deals still being planned and a traveling exhibition of Jackson memorabilia that concert promoter AEG Live, which backed the London concerts, wants to mount."

An attorney for AEG Live, which spent as much as $30 million preparing for the comeback concerts, argued the company needed to move quickly to take advantage of the resurgence in the singer's popularity to help recoup its investment. Several of the 'Thriller' singer's albums, for instance, have returned to the top of the music charts in recent weeks, whereas before his death his CD sales had languished.

'The longer we wait, the more time passes. Frankly the less interest there will be on the part of the public to come see the exhibit,' said Kathy Jorrie, an attorney for AEG Live."

Will you go see This is It? Or did you get your fill from the news networks' media circus surrounding his death?

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