"Who is he? What is he? Where did he come from? Is he a creature of a foreign power? Is he a creep? Is he dangerous? Is he smart, dumb, nice to his parents? Real? Put on? Man? Woman? Robot? What is this?"
So begins the trailer for Moonage Daydream, a "cinematic odyssey" that is part documentary and part concert film, with unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal achieves. It's fitting that the movie takes its title from Bowie's 1971 glam rock anthem, which introduced his Ziggy Stardust persona as an alligator, a space invader and a rock 'n rollin' bitch.
Moonage Daydream is the first film about Bowie ever sanctioned by the late musician's estate, featuring never-before-seen footage, performances spanning more than half a century and 40 tracks remastered by Bowie's long-time friend and music producer Tony Visconti and Oscar-winning sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody). Watch the trailer below.
The project hails from writer-director Brett Morgen, whose past documentaries include 2017's Jane (about Jane Goodall), 2015's Cobain: Montage of Heck (about Kurt Cobain), and 1999's Oscar-nominated On the Ropes.
Moonage Daydream will open in theaters and IMAX in September.