The spirit of Michael Jackson may live in more than just his current movie This Is It. Now we hear buzz that a Michael-themed Cirque du Soleil is being planned.
According to Showbiz 411, the execs at Cirque are in talks with Jackson’s estate holders to create a Las Vegas show that would incorporate the King of Pop’s music.
The organization, which already has a great presence in Sin City, is trying to convince the late singer’s camp that a Jackson-inspired show will have the same success as “Love,” the Beatles-themed show, which is currently running the Mirage Hotel & Casino.
The amount of money being negotiated to secure the rights to produce a Cirque Jackson show is reportedly “astronomical.” Cirque Du Soleil is also currently working on an Elvis-inspired show, “Viva Elvis,” which is scheduled to open next month at the ARIA Hotel in Las Vegas.
We think this is a phenomenal idea! The Cirque du Soleil shows are a huge hit in Vegas, and Michael has more fans than any pop artist in the world, dead or alive! We’re sure it would bring some needed revenue into Michael’s estate as well.