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Ashes to ashes: the life and music of David Bowie is being celebrated in this new documentary

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It's been almost six years since dear David Bowie departed this world for another. While the reality that Ziggy Stardust is no longer sharing this earth with us is a hard pill to swallow, at least we can find comfort in his meaty body of work. Which, as it were, is set to expand in the not too distant future.

Since his passing, Iman has made it clear that there would be no Bowie biopic like Bohemian Rhapsody or I Wanna Dance With Somebody, saying that her husband would have never wanted it. But recently the supermodel authorised a film-documentary hybrid helmed by Brett Morgen, the director who delivered us Jane, the film that trailed the field work of Dr. Jane Goodall, and it has us Bowie fans all riled up. After all, if it has Iman's tick of approval it must be special, right?

According to Variety, the untitled film has been in the works for some time now, four years to be exact, but its top secret status has meant little detail has escaped during the production process. So all we really know is that it's hurtling towards us some time next year, possibly for a premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January as it collides with the six year anniversary of Bowie's death. Beside that, Variety has reported that the project will contain snippets from thousands of hours of rare performance footage of the musician, almost all of it never before seen.

What's even more thrilling is the stellar crew onboard the project. You have Bowie's long time producer Tony Visconti serving as music producer. There's the Oscar-winning sound team from Bohemian Rhapsody that have lent their skills to the project. As for re-recording mixers and the sound design team, Morgen has tapped Oscar winners Paul Massey and David Giammarco from Ford v. Ferrari to help out, as well as John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone.

As soon as we catch sight of a trailer and release date, we'll be sure to let you know.

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