The estate says the “latest available technology” was used to convert the 14-minute short film from an original 35mm negative to 3-D.
Although the film wasn’t reedited or recut in any way, director John Landis says he was able to “use the 3-D creatively” and promises “a rather shocking surprise.”
“Michael Jackson’s Thriller” debuted in theaters and on television in 1983. An hour-long documentary detailing the making of the video will also screen at the Venice festival, which runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9.
Jackson died in 2009 at the age of 50.