The first official David Bowie movie could premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month.
The film titled Moonage Dream, has been written and directed by Brett Morgan. Morgan is also known for the Kurt Cobain film Montage of Heck.
Mentioned last year, it was reported that the film would air on HBO in 2023 after Morgan had completed work five years after he started. No details regarding the theatrical release have been confirmed.
“an immersive cinematic experience”
Moonage Daydream has also been created in collaboration with longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti.
It also includes 48 Bowie songs, which are reportedly delivered in a manner which is “neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience”.
Meanwhile Morgan’s aim was “to create an artful and life-affirming film that takes the audience on a journey through Bowie’s creative life,” providing viewers with “unrestricted access to Bowie’s personal archives”.
Producers have also said that Morgan had “unfiltered access to Bowie’s personal archives and … unearthed hundreds of hours of never-before-seen 35mm and 16mm footage”.
They also added that he was “able to assemble the performances from these original camera masters. Accordingly, all of the performances presented in the film will appear for the first time”.
The David Bowie film has been hailed as a “cinematic odyssey that explores Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, the film is guided by Bowie’s narration”.
Bowie Graphic Novel
Back in January, it was also confirmed that the 1976 David Bowie film will be turned into a graphic novel.
The film The Man Who Fell To Earth, saw Bowie star as an extraterrestrial Thomas Jerome Newton who crashed to earth. He was trying to find a way to bring water back to his home planet.
“The Man Who Fell To Earth is a masterpiece of a film with an awful lot to say; about men, about the Earth, and lots of things in between”, said writer Dan Watters.
“There are ideas in the film, about climate crises and corporate greed, that are more relevant now than they were when Nicolas Roeg set out to make it”.