Moonage Daydream: Trailer of Brett Morgen’s David Bowie Feature

Trailer Unveils Dazzling David Bowie Footage Ahead of Cannes Premiere

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Ahead of its world premiere at Cannes Film Fest’s Midnight Screenings, the first trailer for Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream has been released.

The feature film aims to dissect David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey.

Including never-before-seen footage, performances, and music, the documentary is piloted by Bowie’s own narration.

It is the first film project officially sanctioned by Bowie’s estate.

Neon will release the film in partnership with Universal Pictures Content Group, HBO Documentary Films and IMAX.

Morgen is known for “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “The Kid Stays in the Picture” and “Jane.”

He spoke about the project in CinemaCon, how much of it is shaped by thousands of hours of rare performance footage of the musician and more than 500 assets from Bowie’s archive.

In 2017, the Oscar-nominated director received unfiltered access to Bowie’s personal libraries, including all master recordings.

“Bowie cannot be defined, he can be experienced,” Morgen told the CinemaCon crowd. “That is why we crafted Moonage Daydream, to be a unique cinematic experience.”

He also said he had spent two years “scrolling through every piece of material in the Bowie archive” to craft the film.

After spending five years in production, Moonage Daydream  examines not only the life but also the creative wizardry of Bowie, who worked in music and film.

It will also explore other art forms in his life, including dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting and live theatre.

The film is expected to premiere on HBO and HBO Max in the spring of 2023.

A rep for BMG, which has a 25% stake in Bowie’s song catalog from 1970 through 1977, also confirmed that songs cleared for the film include “Changes,” “Starman,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “The Jean Genie,” “All The Young Dudes,” “Life on Mars,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fame,” “Young Americans” and “Golden Years.”