Millions weep a fountain...
Had a few e-mails regarding DB's involvement with a rock opera version of Alan Moore's comic Watchmen and a new version of Space Oddity for Darren Aronofsky's upcoming movie, The Fountain.
It seems the rumours were started online by a Montreal set visit report from The Fountain by Moriarty on the
"We heard some cool news about David Bowie, who is working with Mansell to write a new Major Tom song for the end of the film. His ?Space Oddity? was one of the things that first inspired Aronofsky, and the way he portrays the desolation of deep space travel certainly calls that song to mind. We also learned that Bowie grilled Aronofsky about his involvement with WATCHMEN. Turns out Bowie?s working on a rock opera version of WATCHMEN on his own, although details about that production are still tentative."
Well, plainly put, David Bowie definitely isn't involved with a rock opera version of Watchmen, even if such a thing is happening. And, as much as the Space Oddity re-record is a nice idea, (I still love the beautifully sparse remake that graced the B-side of the 1980 Alabama Song 7" single) Major Tom is not about to be reawakened from his deep space slumber.
However, the good news is that Aronofsky has asked David to write a song for the movie...so fingers crossed, kidz. Give me a new song over a remake any day...well, 99 out of a hundred days.