Official David Bowie documentary 'Moonage Daydream' scheduled for 2023 cinema release

The film will include never-screened performances by the British singer

British singer David Bowie's work stretched from the late 1960s to just before his death in 2016. AP
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A feature-length documentary about the life of David Bowie will arrive in 2023, it has been announced.

Titled Moonage Daydream after one of the singer's most famous songs, it is the first film to be officially sanctioned by the Bowie estate.

The documentary will examine Bowie's work and influence across several disciplines including music and film, but also dance, painting and live theatre, featuring never-before-seen footage and reconstructed live performances.

It will also be guided by narration from the artist, who died of cancer aged 69 in 2016, and feature 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.

The production team includes David Giammarco, Bowie's long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti and Academy Award-winning sound mixer Paul Massey.

RESIZED. 3rd July 1973:  David Bowie performs his final concert as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon, London. The concert later became known as the Retirement Gig.  (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

The sound design team includes John Warhurst, Nina Hartstone and Stefan Nadelman.

Moonage Daydream will be directed and produced by Brett Morgen and distributed internationally by Universal Pictures.

Morgen was allowed unfiltered access to Bowie's personal archives in 2017 by Bowie's estate, including all master recordings.

While researching the film, Morgen unearthed hundreds of hours of never-before-seen 35mm and 16mm film and was able to assemble the performances from these original camera masters.

As a result, all of the performances presented in the film will be appearing on screen for the first time.

Moonage Daydream references Bowie's hit song from the influential 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

The album introduced the world to his groundbreaking stage persona, Ziggy Stardust.

Moonage Daydream will be screened in cinemas and on HBO in 2023

Updated: April 14, 2022, 11:13 AM