Moonage Daydream, a non-fiction function in regards to the life and profession of the late music icon David Bowie, has been picked up by Neon, Universal and HBO Documentary Films
Neon will launch the film within the U.S., with IMAX screenings anticipated for choose markets. Meanwhile, Universal will launch the film internationally. HBO Docs holds each cable and streaming rights.
Brett Morgen, the filmmaker behind The Kid Stays within the Picture and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, wrote, directed and edited the function. The description of the mission, which took 5 years to supply, reads: “The feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey that explores Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances, and music, the film is guided by Bowie’s narration and is the first film to be officially sanctioned by Bowie’s estate.” The doc may even discover Bowie’s artwork outdoors of music, together with dance, portray, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, performing, and reside theatre.
Morgen has entry to Bowie’s private archives, together with all grasp recordings, and hours of found 35mm and 16mm movie of Bowie’s stage performances.
Moonage Daydream, which takes its identify from Bowie’s 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, will function 48 musical tracks, comprised of unique studio recordings. The group behind the soundtrack consists of Bowie’s long-time collaborator, music producer Tony Visconti, Oscar-winning sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody) and David Giammarco (Ford v. Ferrari). John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone headed sound design for the film, which was combined for Dolby Atmos.
Morgen additionally produced the film. Executive producers are Hartwig Masuch, Kathy Rivkin-Daum and Justus Haerder for BMG with Michael Rapino, Heather Parry and Ryan Kroft for Live Nation Productions. Bill Zysblat, Tom Cyrana, Aisha Cohen and Eileen D’Arcy are additionally exec producing from RZO, in addition to Billy Gerber and Debra Eisenstadt. BMG and Live Nation Productions financed the movie.
Submarine and WME negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.