AXS TV, owned by Mark Cuban, is partnering “with cult film production company The Asylum (the ‘Sharknado’ franchise, ‘Z Nation’) to unveil its first-ever made-for-television movie, ‘Elvis Lives!’” according to a press announcement by AXS TV.
Also posted on the AXS TV website, the announcement adds that the movie “presents a unique storyline where rock n’ roll icon Elvis Presley never died, will make its debut on Tuesday, August 16, at 9/6c, in honor of the 39th Anniversary of Presley’s death.”
The announcement continues, “‘Elvis Lives!’ brings one of the most infamous conspiracy theories to life, taking the legend of The King to new heights as it poses the question: ‘What if Elvis never really left the building?’ Taking place two months before Presley’s death, the film captures the superstar at a troubling time in his life—plagued by a heavy drug addiction, coming to terms with his failing vocal abilities, and terrified that someone is out to kill him. Driven by a real desire to fight crime and in an attempt to make things right, Presley agrees to help the FBI by testifying against The Fraternity, a villainous crime syndicate. With his life threatened and his family’s safety on the line, Elvis must go to extremes to save himself and his loved ones, and bring the criminals to justice.”