The first trailer for Moonage Daydream, a feature-length film exploring the artistic and creative force of David Bowie, has been released.
Directed by Brett Morgen, who was also by the acclaimed documentary on Kurt Cobain, Montage of Heck, the film features never-before-seen footage of the Ziggy Stardust. And if the trailer’s anything to go by, it’ll make for a riveting watch. Have a watch below.
A David Bowie cinematic event 75 years in the making
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Moonage Daydream, named after the 1971 track, which featured on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album, is the first film project to be officially sanctioned by the Bowie estate. It’s premiering at Cannes Film Festival – meaning a select, lucky few will be able to see it before us lot.
Morgen recently explained at CinemaCon that its creation was derived from thousands of hours of rare performance footage and over 500 assets from the Bowie archive – access which the acclaimed director received inn 2017.
A representative for BMG, which has a 25% stake in Bowie’s song catalogue from 1970 to 1977, also confirmed to Variety that songs cleared for the film include ‘Changes’, ‘Starman’, ‘Life on Mars,’ and ‘Rebel Rebel’.
Production company Neon are the group behind it and are releasing the film in partnership with Universal Pictures, HBO Documentary Films and IMAX. It’s expected to premiere on HBO and HBO Max in the spring of next year. That may seem like a long way away. For now at least, unless you’re at Cannes, we simply have the trailer to satisfy our appetite.