The launch date of new David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream has been disclosed, collectively with the film’s artwork.
The movie, directed by Brett Morgen, will launch globally on September 16 and is explained as a “feature duration experiential cinematic odyssey” that “explores Bowie’s innovative, musical and spiritual journey.” There will also be IMAX screenings in several territories.
With never-ahead of-observed footage, functionality and music, the film is guided by Bowie’s narration and is the to start with to be formally sanctioned by the Bowie estate.
A assertion about the movie states: “Moonage Daydream illuminates the lifestyle and genius of David Bowie, one particular of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. The movement picture reveals the celebrated icon by means of his own voice and capabilities 48 musical tracks, combined from their initial stems.”
It was reported back in November that Brett Morgen, who directed Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, experienced invested 4 years doing work on a movie venture that included compiling hundreds of hours of archival general performance footage of Bowie, the bulk of which has by no means in advance of been observed.
A press release announcing the job described Moonage Daydream as “a venture that reveals how Bowie himself labored throughout quite a few disciplines, not just audio and movie but also dance, portray, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting and live theatre”.
It adds that that Morgen was specified “unfiltered entry to Bowie’s individual archives, including all grasp recordings, to develop an suave and existence-affirming movie that can take the viewers on a journey by way of Bowie’s resourceful life”.
“Morgen has produced a sublime cinematic encounter that will give audiences with unrestricted access to Bowie’s individual archives,” it carries on.
Bowie’s longtime collaborator and producer Tony Visconti labored on the new music for the movie, together with Academy Award-successful mixer Paul Massey, David Gimmarco, the sound structure workforce of John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone and VFX producer Stefan Nadelman.
The unauthorised Bowie biopic Stardust arrived in 2020, with Johnny Flynn starring as the singer during his initially North American tour in 1971. The film did not acquire the Bowie estate’s acceptance, with Bowie’s son Duncan Jones stating he was not consulted about the job, and that the movie would not be granted permission to use Bowie’s new music.