The Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has got a script for a David Bowie epic, that the late star once rejected
The Trainspotting director once worked with Millions screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, who penned a script for the film but Boyle has admitted that Bowie wasn’t actually interested in it. Source Metro
The movie idea was floated to him in 2012, when Boyle was also leading the charge for the London Olympics but the Space Oddity star – who died of cancer in 2016 – wasn’t that keen on the idea of revisiting the past.
He said: ‘Frank and I were working on a David Bowie script. ‘I talked to Bowie about it at the Olympic Games and went to see him. ‘He didn’t really want to do anything at that time and I didn’t really understand why.
‘It wasn’t clear to anybody he was ill. All he was saying was, “I don’t want to do anything in the past. I am working on stuff for the future.”‘
And the director isn’t sure whether he’ll ever return to the project. He added to Empire magazine: ‘I’m not sure if we’ll come back to it. But he is a particular British person I’d want to study. ‘Frank’s was a wonderful script about the relationship between him and Iggy Pop.’
Lately also David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones hits out at plans for new biopic starring Johnny FlynnThe son of the late David Bowie has confirmed that he isn’t giving his seal of approval to a forthcoming biopic of the rock icon, starring Johnny Flynn. It was confirmed yesterday that Flynn will portray Bowie in Stardust, which traces the star’s 1971 trip to America that inspired the creation of Ziggy Stardust.
Instead, Dave Grohl new biopic project appears to be continuing.
Live Nation Productions are moving forward following the ouster of top executive Heather Parry — including a David Bowie IMAX experience
A Live Nation spokesperson said the company’s content slate will move forward — “business as usual” — under executives Ryan Kroft, Matt Stein, and Chad Wasser. Perry was terminated on Thursday following a weeks-long investigation into accusations of workplace bullying.(Variety)
Chief among Parry’s projects was a feature-length IMAX experience built around the music and aura of David Bowie, one individual with knowledge of the project told Variety.
a long-gestating project from Foo Fighters rocker and executive producer Dave Grohl is left on the table. The project hails from his mother Virginia, who wrote a sweet memoir-style book of interviews titled “From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars.” The book features conversations with the mothers of Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Amy Winehouse, members of Haim and Michael Stipe. A rep for Grohl had no comment on the state of the project.