CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription streaming service, announced on Thursday plans for The Man Who Fell To Earth, a new original series based on Walter Tevis’s 1963 science fiction novel of the same name and the 1976 film starring David Bowie.
Per the announcement, which was first made at a Television Critics Association presentation, the series will “follow an alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.”
This week only, Labyrinth, one of the most beloved classics of the 1980s, returns to movie theaters, thanks to Fathom Events. The film is the brainchild of three magnetic forces of entertainment: produced by George Lucas, directed by Jim Henson, and starring the incomparable David Bowie, Labyrinth appealed to anyone and everyone when it debuted in 1986.
SXSW attendees who sat in on a panel last Saturday afternoon featuring HBO’s Westworld showrunners and stars were surprised when showrunner Jonathan Nolan introduced SpaceX CEO (and generally real-life Tony Stark) Elon Musk onto the Austin Convention Center stage.
During the panel, Nolan had been previously lamenting at the fact that when he was a kid, he used to spend an “unhealthy amount of time” dreaming about spaceflight, but in recent years the enthusiasm for space travel had waned, so he was talking to “a friend” about how to inspire people to drive the conversation back into space exploration. The inspirational “shocking” idea they came up with was a red sportscar combined with the music of David Bowie. That “friend” was of course Elon Musk, who joined the panel on stage.
A teaser trailer has been released for the HBO documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years.
The doc follows the evolution of David Bowie‘s work, with a focus on his final years, presented through footage and interviews with those who knew him. Continue below to give the teaser trailer a watch and read a little bit more about the documentary.
Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Directed and Produced by Jon Brewer
Documentary featuring David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Angie Bowie, Ian Hunter
Voiceover by David Bowie
Emperor Media Ltd
Theatrical Release date: September 1, 2017 (Limited) Blu-ray Release (via Mvd Visual): October 13, 2017
A new documentary on Mick Ronson, the late guitar player who was one of the key figures in the early success of David Bowie when he became a superstar in the early 1970s, has been recently released called Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story. The film, which includes voiceover by Bowie (who passed away in early 2016), attempts to give more of a spotlight to a man who in essence lived in Bowie’s shadow, something which unfortunately also happens here in this documentary, whether it was intentional or not in its presentment.