It’s no secret that Spike Lee is a huge fan of Michael Jackson, with their connection dating back to 1996 when the director created the monumental video for “They Don’t Really Care About Us”. And then, three years after the King of Pop passed away in 2009, Lee directed Bad 25, a doc about the singer to coincide the 25th anniversary 1987 album Bad.
However, it appears that Lee had unfinished business to attend to, as he’s since directed upcoming doc Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall, a film that will follow the star from Jackson 5 member to 70s disco king, tracing the first half of his prolific career with personal archive footage, interviews with both family members and notable performers. The first trailer of this doc has now arrived, and features an interview with The Weeknd, who says: “I've always used Michael as, first and foremost, a vocal inspiration, and Off the Wall was definitely the one that made me feel like I could sing…I found my falsetto because of Off the Wall.”
Watch the trailer in its entirety below, and read our rundown of ‘music documentaries you need to watch in 2016’ here.