Hyped David Bowie Film ‘Moonage Daydream’ Gets Aus Release Date

12 July 2022 | 12:21 pm | Dan Cribb

The documentary promises big things.

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The first film officially sanctioned by the Bowie estate, Moonage Daydream has been given a global release date.

The new documentary, which explores the creative journey of David Bowie, will release globally on September 16, landing in cinemas and IMAX.

The highly anticipated new flick comes from Brett Morgen, who also oversaw 2015’s film Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck.

Moonage Daydream promises to give fans never before seen footage, while diving into the legend’s music and other creative endeavours, including screenwriting, sculpture, acting, painting and dance. 

It is set to also be narrated and soundtracked by Bowie.

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It is the first documentary that is made with the blessing of Bowie's family, with the family being won over by previous films directed by Morgen, who utilises private footage to create intimate films rather than producing surface-level documentaries. 

The private footage is taken from Bowie's personal archives, including all of his master archives and hours of discovered 35mm and 16mm film on stage. 

Its soundtrack is comprised of 48 musical tracks that were held by longtime Bowie collaborator and producer Tony Visconty, Bohemian Rhapsody sound mixer Paul Massey, and Ford v. Ferrari sound engineer David Giammarco.

Back in 2020, Bowie biopic Stardust was released to lukewarm reviews.

Set in 1971, Stardust focused on the late UK icon's path to his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, and starred Johnny Flynn as Bowie, alongside Marc Maron as Mercury Records publicist Ron Oberman. 

It copped criticism for its lack of music from the artist, the fact his estate did not authorise the project and that Flynn did not resemble the legendary performer closely enough.