David Bowie Documentary ‘moonage Daydream’ Is Coming To Theaters, Hbo
An all-new documentary celebrating the life of overdue British rockstar David Bowie is nearing finishing touch and may be released through NEON and Universal Pictures Content Group, the companies introduced Wednesday (April 13). Titled Moonage Daydream, the film could be launched by means of NEON in the U.S., whilst Universal Pictures Content Group has international distribution rights.
No theatrical release date has been introduced, although the movie is slated to superior on HBO and HBO Max in spring 2023 through HBO Documentary Films. Theatrical engagements for Moonage Daydream — which marks the first movie underneath a multi-image deal among Morgen and BMG for IMAX Productions — will include IMAX screenings in select markets.
Five years inside the making, Moonage Daydream become written, directed, edited and produced by means of Brett Morgen, who turned into given “unfiltered” get entry to to Bowie’s private data, including all grasp recordings, in line with a press release. While getting to know the movie, Morgen got here across masses of hours of by no means-before-visible 35mm and 16mm pictures, allowing him to bring together Bowie’s performances from those authentic camera masters. The ensuing task is defined as “an artful and existence-asserting film that takes the target market on a adventure through Bowie’s innovative life.”
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Morgen was assisted in the attempt via Bowie’s long-time collaborator, pal and song producer Tony Visconti; sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody); sound engineer David Giammarco (Ford v. Ferrari); the sound layout team of John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone (Bohemian Rhapsody); and visible consequences producer Stefan Nadelman (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck).
Guided through “Bowie’s narration,” in step with the release, Moonage Daydream consists of forty eight musical tracks mixed from their original stems and is the primary film to be formally sanctioned by his property. BMG has a 25% stake in Bowie’s songs launched between 1970 to 1977, including the title track “Moonage Daydream” at the side of “Changes,” “Starman,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “The Jean Genie,” “All The Young Dudes,” “Life on Mars,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fame,” “Young Americans” and “Golden Years.” The company moreover has the rights to six early Bowie recordings first released on the Pye label in 1966. BMG notes that its courting with the Bowie catalog isn’t affected by WMG’s January acquisition of Bowie’s track catalog.
Moonage Daydream is part of an ongoing Bowie75 commemoration in honor of the icon’s life and musical legacy. Bowie died of liver most cancers in January 2016 and might have became 75 on Jan. 8, 2022.
In a announcement, BMG govt vp of global repertoire Fred Casimir said, “This has been a 5 12 months labour of affection to honour one of the greatest tune catalogues in tune records. BMG is proud to construct on our lengthy-time period dating with the David Bowie estate working hand-in-hand with our companions Live Nation Productions to convey Brett Morgen’s vision to the massive screen.”
Live Nation Productions partnered with BMG on Moonage Daydream as co-financiers and executive producers. Additional government manufacturers on the project include Hartwig Masuch, Kathy Rivkin-Daum and Justus Haerder for BMG; Michael Rapino, Heather Parry and Ryan Kroft for Live Nation Productions; Bill Zysblat, Tom Cyrana, Aisha Cohen and Eileen D’Arcy for RZO; Billy Gerber and Debra Eisenstadt.
NEON’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the North America cope with Kevin Koloff, as well as Karen Gottlieb of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C. Submarine and WME treated sales.
Moonage Daydream is the latest documentary film mission for BMG, which introduced its expansion into song-related movies in 2017. Previous releases include Bad Reputation, approximately the existence and profession of Joan Jett; David Crosby: Remember My Name, which turned into nominated for Best Music Film at the 62nd Grammys; DIO: Dreamers Never Die, about the lifestyles and career of Ronnie James Dio; Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records; and Echo In The Canyon, approximately the Laurel Canyon song scene of the ’60s and ’70s. BMG also currently partnered with Pulse and Quickfire Films to supply Lewis Capaldi’s debut feature-duration documentary.