A feature-length documentary about the life and career of icon is set to be released next year.
Moonage Daydream, named after one of the singer’s most beloved songs, is the first film to be officially sanctioned by the Bowie estate and will feature never-before-seen footage.
Singer and pop icon Bowie in 2016 at the age of 69, devastating his family and his masses of fans across the world.
The new film will examine Bowie’s work and across multiple disciplines including music and film.
But as Bowie was an absolute all-rounder (to put it lightly) the documentary will also delve into his influence in dance, painting and live theatre, featuring previously unseen clips and reconstructed live performances.
Moonage Daydream will also be guided by pre-recorded narration from Bowie himself, and includes no less than 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.
The 2023 film, a must-see for all Bowie fans, will be directed and produced by Brett Morgen and distributed internationally by Universal Pictures.
Morgen was allowed unfiltered access to Bowie’s personal archives by Bowie’s estate, including all master recordings, making Moonage Daydream completely unique in its contents.
While researching the film, Morgen unearthed hundreds of hours of never-before-seen 35mm and 16mm film and was able to assemble the performances from these original camera masters.
As a result, all of the performances presented in the film will be appearing on screen for the first time ever.
The production team behind the groundbreaking documentary includes Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti, Academy award-winning sound mixer Paul Massey and David Giammarco.
A talented sound design team is also at the reins, including John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone and VFX Producer Stefan Nadelman.
As any Bowie fan will know, Moonage Daydream references Bowie’s hit song from the influential 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
The album introduced the world to his trailblazing stage persona, Ziggy Stardust, a character still revered as absolutely iconic 50 years later.
The world continues to celebrate Bowie’s music and influence on the world, and last month a second figure of the singer was unveiled at London’s Madam Tussauds.
A throwback to his Ziggy Stardust era, the figure shows the Starman’s signature red hairstyle, cosmic jumpsuit and celestial make-up made famous in the 1970s.