New Untitled David Bowie Film Has Blessing Of Family
LONDON - 2001: (FILE PHOTO) Musician David Bowie appears during a live radio interview with Radio One DJ's Mark and Lard at the Radio One Maida Vale studio on in 2001 in London. Bowie was admitted to hospital yesterday for emergency heart surgery. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
It’s A Top-Secret Project
A new David Bowie film is currently being finalized by director Brett Morgen, who’s behind “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “Jane” and “The Kid Stays in the Picture.” What makes this different from the previous Bowie movies is that it will feature previously unreleased “thousands of hours of rare performance footage,” according to Variety.
Morgen has actually been working on it for the last four years, and even its official title has not been disclosed yet. A source described the project as “neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience built, in part, upon thousands of hours of never before seen material.”
It reportedly focuses on live concert footage, and in fact, Morgen is looking to an IMAX release. It might even premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January. Another thing that makes this particular film different is that it received the blessing of Bowie’s family, particularly his widow Iman.
Tony Visconti, who produced several of Bowie’s records, is onboard as music producer. The Oscar-winning sound team behind Queen’s massively successful biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will be mixing and designing the project. With all these details, it’s hard not to get excited over this top-secret film.