However, Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has cast doubt on the project – particularly reports that the film would feature his father’s music.
Speaking on Twitter, Jones denied the project had been given the rights to Bowie’s back catalogue. He added: “If you want to see a biopic without his music or the families [sic] blessing, that’s up to the audience.”
Im not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly wouldn't know. Im saying that as it stands, this movie won't have any of dads music in it, & I can't imagine that changing. If you want to see a biopic without his music or the families blessing, thats up to the audience.
Bowie’s son did, however, say he would like to work with American Gods’ Neil Gaiman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse director Peter Ramsey to make a film about his father.
If @neilhimself wanted to write something using dad's characters, and @pramsey342 and his team wanted to make it as an animated film, I would urge everyone on my end to pay attention and give the pitch serious consideration. 😉 https://t.co/WdpuL1o7z7
After finding fame in the 1960s, David Bowie developed his Ziggy Stardust persona during a 1971 trip to America. This led to his classic 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.