One of the most successful and iconic music videos of all time, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, is coming back to life, this time in 3D.

John Landis, who also directed the original music video, has been secretly working on the project for several months, reports the New York Daily News.

Michael Jackson and John Landis

Michael Jackson and John Landis (source:

The idea for this project has been floating around for years, but due to a legal battle between Landis and the Michael Jackson Estate over profits and rights to the music video, no work could be done. Now that the two parties have settled, Landis has begun to work on reimagining the classic video.

Landis told the New York Daily News, “It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen.” There has been talk that the video may appear in theaters and on Blu-Ray in 2015.

The 14-minute video is widely recognized as one of the most successful and influential music videos of all-time. In 2009, “Thriller” was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Film Registry collects works of film that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” important to American culture. Thriller is the only music video to date to be named to registry.

3D “Thriller” may not be the only surprise coming from the Michael Jackson Estate. The New York Daily News reports that there are potential plans for “multiple albums,” “Internet games” and “a film, documentary and a Broadway play about Michael.”

Watch the legendary video here: