Danny Boyle wished to make a David Bowie biopic


Danny Boyle has revealed that David Bowie turned down a “great” script for a biopic on the musical icon that he deliberate to direct.

Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who Boyle has beforehand labored with on Tens of millions, the movie would have centered on the connection between Bowie and Iggy Pop. Alas, when Boyle approached Bowie concerning the venture in the summertime of 2012 he turned him down flat.

“Frank and I have been engaged on a David Bowie script,” Boyle advised Empire Journal, through Checklist. “I talked to Bowie about it on the Olympic Video games and went to see him. He didn’t actually need to do something at the moment and I didn’t actually perceive why.”

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Bowie was identified with liver most cancers in mid 2014, which he died of in January, 2016. “It wasn’t clear to anyone he was ailing,” added Boyle. “All he was saying was, ‘I don’t need to do something prior to now. I’m engaged on stuff for the longer term’.”

Sadly, Boyle doesn’t consider he’ll ever return to the venture. “I’m undecided if we’ll come again to it. However he’s a specific British particular person I’d need to research. Frank’s was a beautiful script concerning the relationship between him and Iggy Pop.”

Bowie rejected David Bowie’s biopic on the 2012 Olympics

The model of occasions was seemingly confirmed by Cottrell-Boyce, who took to Twitter to hyperlink to a narrative on his proposed Bowie biopic.

Clearly the Oscar successful director has some regrets concerning the biopic not figuring out, as a result of when requested which movies he regrets not doing, Boyle added, “The Bowie movie we talked about … And the Bond really, as a result of our model of it was good. These are the 2 that sort of hang-out you. They might have been actually good.”

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Boyle left James Bond 25 again in August over “inventive variations.” Nonetheless, his newest movie Yesterday, which has been written by Richard Curtis and is ready in a world the place just one musician can bear in mind the work of The Beatles, is due out on June 28.

In the meantime, Stardust, a David Bowie biopic starring Johnny Flynn, is within the works. Nevertheless it received’t have any of his unique music and can simply revolve round his 1971 tour of the US.


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