Michael Jackson's mother is to produce a film about her late son.

Katherine Jackson is reportedly working with Howard Mann - the co-author of her coffee table book 'Never Can Say Goodbye' - on a movie which will focus on the pop superstar's life from childhood to his untimely death on June 25 2009.

According to gossip website TMZ, Katherine is making hundreds of hours of home videos available to Howard, including footage of when the Jackson family moved from Gary, Indiana, to Los Angeles after The Jackson 5 signed with Motown records.

It is also believed Howard has paid an eight-figure sum to the 'Black or White' singer's former business partner Marc Schaffel for 26 hours of video footage of Michael.

The plans are for Howard and Katherine - who is the legal guardian of Michael's three children, Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II, also known as 'Blanket' - to release a series of films about Michael.

Since his passing, the documentary 'This Is It' showing Michael rehearsing for his never-to-take-place 50-date London concert residency has been released.