New David Bowie film narrated by the late star and featuring never-before-seen footage to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival
The feature film, titled Moonage Daydream, and produced by Brett Morgen, will include “thousands of hours” of “never-before-seen footage” with clips from the singer’s personal archive used to narrate the film.
Exciting: A new David Bowie film, narrated by the late star that will feature hours of ‘never-before-seen footage’, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month (pictured in 1973)
They described the project as: ‘A feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey exploring Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey.
“Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen images, performances and music, the film is guided by Bowie’s narrative.
“Neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience built, in part, on thousands of hours of never-before-seen material.”
Coming soon: Sources confirmed to Variety that the documentary is the first to be sanctioned by the deceased singers’ estate and will air on HBO and HBO Max in spring 2023
Brett, who also produced the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, about the late Nirvana frontman, was allegedly given “unfiltered access to Bowie’s personal files.”
Earlier this year, Bowie’s former bandmates shared rare early photos of the star as they paid tribute to him on the sixth anniversary of his death.
The late musician could be seen holding a saxophone in images released by surviving members of The Konrads, a group David joined at the age of 16 in 1963 when he was known as David Jay.
Caption: A source described the project as: “A feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey exploring Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey.”
Lead singer David joined the band after seeing an advertisement in a music store in Bromley, South London that guitarist Alan Dodds, 75, placed.
alan said Sun: ‘We knew that he had great aspirations and that he was an immense talent. He was destined to move on to bigger and better things.
David once performed lead vocals for The Konrads when Roger Ferris, now 67, stood on glass before a concert.
He said: ‘I like to think, thanks to my accident, I gave Bowie his big break.’
Iconic – They added: “Neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience built on thousands of hours of never-before-seen material” (pictured in 1973)
And Stella Gall, 78, who sang backing vocals with her late sister Christine, added: “It’s still amazing to say I played with him.”
However, David soon left and joined several other bands before releasing his successful studio album Space Oddity in 1969 before rising to stardom as Ziggy Stardust in the ’70s.
The star died on January 10, 2016 after a battle with cancer.
Tribute: The star died on January 10, 2016 after a battle with cancer (pictured in 2004)