Variety reports that yet another music-themed film is in the works. This time, director Brett Morgen, who worked on the Kurt Cobain biopic Montage of Heck (2015) has been enlisted for this project.
Variety says that Morgen has spent the last four years working on the project. This has involved looking through thousands of hours’ worth of performance footage, the majority of which has never been circulated.
A source described the work to Variety as “neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience built, in part, upon thousands of hours of never before seen material”.
The project will also involve Bowie’s longtime producer Tony Visconti. He will be the movie’s music producer. Members of the sound team behind Freddie Mercury’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody have also joined the team to mix and design the project.
It is also noted that in the past, Bowie’s estate has taken a stance against authorizing biopics of the late singer. Notably, ex-wife Angie Bowie labeled the recent film Stardust as a “total waste of time.” However, Morgen’s project has reportedly won over the estate’s support and cooperation, possibly because the film is more “live concert-oriented.”