It’s only fair for “The Greatest Rock Star Ever” to have a movie made just for him. Moonage Daydream is the only film that has been officially granted authorization by Bowie’s estate.
Written and directed by Brett Morgen, the filmmaker will bring his perspective to Bowie’s creative, spiritual, and musical journey. The Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director has been given access to millions of Bowie estate’s archives, which include paintings, drawings, journals, original music recordings, photographs, and films. The film gets the full support of Bowie’s long-time producer Tony Visconti who will be producing the music for Moonage Daydream. To be released in September, the feature will reveal never-before-seen footage and performances.
The singer-songwriter was recently crowned as the number one most influential British artist of any medium in the past 50 years. Bowie has had a humongous worldwide impact on different forms of art, such as film, fashion, music videos, performance art, and more. He’s been a cultural icon, spreading magic across the globe and inspiring various music genres such as rock, pop, glam rock, grunch, punk rock, and so on.
Davie Bowie will narrate the documentary himself, which does not follow the traditional format. Moonage Daydream will take the viewers inside Bowie’s head and heart and give a taste of his creative process. It will not talk about his life, but rather the world he had created in his mind. With twenty-six studio albums, the film will also cover Bowie’s six decades in the music industry, in addition to highlighting some of the major events in the singer’s life, like his brother’s suicide, his marriage with Iman, and his illness.
The film will be distributed by Palme d’Or winning publishing house; NEON. Moonage Daydream is titled after Bowie’s 1971 song of the same name, which presents Ziggy Stardust, Bowie’s fictional persona, a Martian bisexual rockstar, who comes to save the Earth from its doom.