It seems that in a post-Surviving R. Kelly world that perhaps the time is now ripe to readdress the alleged wrongdoing of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Before the singer died in 2009, he was hit with allegations of child abuse. He was found not guilty; however, the rumors and stories still remain, taking up a space in urban legend, much like how Kelly's own transgressions became the butt of jokes and pop culture fodder.
This year at the Sundance Film Festival, however, the documentary Leaving Neverland will bring Jackson's alleged abuse back to light. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the documentary, produced and directed by Dan Reed, will relate the stories of two boys who began "long-running relationships" with Jackson at the ages of 7 and 10, respectively. The boys are now in their 30s, telling their stories of the alleged sexual abuse and their efforts to grapple with the memories.
Relating harrowing current events is something that is a theme in Reed's films. His previous work includes TV documentaries include Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks, Frontline Fighting: Battling ISIS, The Paedophile Hunter, Children of the Tsunami and The Ground Zero Mosque, among others.