SNEAK PEEK: Michael Jackson's This Is It

Get a behind the scenes look at the King of Pop's final rehearsals before the film hits theaters Oct. 28

  • "Smooth Criminal"  photo | Michael Jackson

Credit: Kevin Mazur/The Michael Jackson Company, LLC

Updated: Wednesday Oct 21, 2009 | 12:30 PM EDT By: Rennie Dyball

"Smooth Criminal"

Michael Jackson died while preparing for his comeback tour – but thanks to 120 hours of rehearsal footage, fans will get to see the King of Pop's final days documented in Michael Jackson's This Is It when it arrives in theaters Oct. 28. Here, Jackson rehearses "Smooth Criminal," which would have featured an original black and white movie on a big screen. "Michael loved this," says Kenny Ortega, who directed both the tour and the movie. "It was a lot of fun for him."