According to information, a film by David Bowie, which does not have a title yet, is on the way, with the approval of the family of the late rocker.
Although no official release date has been announced, sources spoke to Variety noted that the Sundance Film Festival may host the film’s premiere, given its proximity to the sixth anniversary of Bowie’s death on January 10th.
He will direct the new film Boarding tomorrow, the same man behind the 2015 movie Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. For that film, Morgen used the homemade material and personal art of the Nirvana frontman to tell the story, while also combining the appearances of Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, and bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.
Bowie will be the next icon to catch Morgen’s attention. The director has spent the last four years combing thousands of hours of rare concert footage for the project. Described as “neither a documentary nor a biography, but a riveting cinematic experience”, the film has the approval of Bowie’s widow, Iman.
The model had previously been adamantly opposed to a traditional biographical film. “It’s so private,” he explained Variety in a separate piece. “It’s also a family decision. It’s always a no. We always ask each other ‘Would he do it?’ He wouldn’t do it. We want to honor his decision.”
Morgen’s film, however, “has the collaboration and support of Iman and Bowie’s estate.”
The response is in stark contrast to the 2020 film Stardust. This photo, which chronicles the events that led Bowie to develop the character of Ziggy Stardust, was criticized by Duncan Jones, the rocker’s son. “If you want to see a biographical film without its music or the blessing of families, it depends on the audience,” he said at the time of the project’s announcement.
Last month, Bowie’s estate unveiled two unreleased pieces of the lost Game album, which will be included in the next David Bowie Five: Brilliant Adventure (1992 – 2001) box set.
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