David Bowie saw son Duncan Jones’ movie Warcraft before he died

Duncan Jones and David Bowie
Father & Son Duncan Jones and David Bowie. Image Picture Michael Loccisano/Getty

David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has revealed that his dad saw his latest film Warcraft before he died.

Jones, the filmmaker behind Moon and Source Code, told The Daily Beast that he showed his father the fantasy epic before he passed away in January this year.

“I showed him an early cut of this and showed him some of the effects shots,” Jones explained. “You know, for everyone else he was one person. For me, he was my dad. And he was always interested in things I was working on.

“He was all excited for me and happy that I was doing the thing that I enjoyed doing in my life.”

“So I showed him what I was working on, and he was all excited for me and happy that I was doing the thing that I enjoyed doing in my life.”

Bowie frequently showed Jones support throughout his directing career, even turning up to the world premiere of his son’s first film, Moon, at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.

Jones also discussed having to cut 40 minutes from Warcraft’s original running time to get to a 2-hour running time,

One victim was Jones regular Chesney Hawkes, whose song The One And Only has featured in both Moon and Source Code.

“We weren’t able to keep it in the cut. But somehow, maybe, I’ll just sneak it into the Twitterverse… he did a Warcraft-medievally version of his single, and it’s just brilliant. Unfortunately I was the only one who thought it was hilarious,” he said.

Warcraft is showing in cinemas now. Watch stars Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton address the race debate surrounding the film with Loaded below.

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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