In news that I certainly wouldn’t have seen coming, Dan Harmon (executive producer of last year’s critically acclaimed stop motion feature film “Anomalisa,” from Charile Kaufman) will tackle another potential work of surrealism via stop-motion: a Michael Jackson story, BUT told through the eyes of his famous pet chimpanzee., Bubbles.
Harmon recently acquired the screenplay for “Bubbles,” as the film will be titled, penned by Isaac Adamson.
Official synopsis: “A baby chimp is adopted by the pop star Michael Jackson. Narrating his own story, Bubbles the Chimp details his life within The King of Pop’s inner circle through the scandals that later rocked Jackson’s life and eventually led to Bubbles’ release.”
The script is a recent Black List top pick – a survey of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays.
Harmon will produce the film through his Starburns Industries shingle.
Bubbles currently lives at the Center for Great Apes in Florida.