Marlon Brando was a great friend and fan of Michael Jackson, so much so that he wanted to make a two-part TV special which would have highlighted each other's careers.
Jackson was apparently so thrilled with the prospect that he allegedly called and left his former aide, Marc Schaffel, a voice message at 4:41 in the morning which stated that the project was to start as soon as possible.
The message allegedly said:
"Marlon Brando is pushing, and he's a wonderful man. He's a god. We have to get this done. He wants to get it done before Christmas ... He just wants to make it a big deal. He wants a lot of money, and we would own it together . . . He really wants it, I mean I think that he feels he won't be living too much longer,"
Allegedly, part-one of the show was to be set in Neverland, with Brando chatting up Jackson about his music.
Brando's private Polynesian island was supposed to be the scene for the second part, with Jackson questioning Brando.
The project however never materialised as Brando died on July 1, 2004.