Feature Film Version of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Close At Hand

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Can you stand the funk of 40,000 years for more than 13 minutes?

A feature-length adaptation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" seems like it's been a long time coming, and now it looks like it's ready to finally creep up from behind and terrorize y'all's neighborhoods.

GK Films is in negotiations to acquire the rights to Jackson's song and give it the big-time movie treatment, with Kenny Ortega attached to direct and Jeremy Garelick ("The Hangover") set to write the screenplay.

According to Deadline, the plot is being kept under wraps but will involve the song's folklore so memorably described by Vincent Price.

And there will probably be a scene where zombies suddenly commence with the dancin'.

Kenny Ortega is something of a Jackson expert at this point, having directed the recent Jackson documentary, "This is It."

The original 13-minute short film of "Thriller" was directed by John Landis ("An American Werewolf in London") and released in 1983.  And, to this day, no mere mortal can resist it.