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Word on the streets is that a movie based on MICHAEL JACKSON’S “Thriller” is in the works . . . with KENNY ORTEGA directing.

–Kenny directed Michael’s “This Is It” movie . . . not to mention the “High School Musical” flicks.

–Obviously, Michael’s estate would have to sign off on this before it could happen.

–The original, 14-minute “Thriller” is the best-selling music video of all time.

–It was directed by JOHN LANDIS . . . whose movie credits include such classic joints as“Kentucky Fried Movie”, “The Blues Brothers”, “An American Werewolf in London”, “Animal House”, “Trading Places” and “Coming to America”.

–Landis is currently involved in a dispute with Michael’s estate over royalties. There’s no word whether that could hold up production on the movie.

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