David Bowie saw son Duncan Jones’ film ‘Warcraft’ before his death

Director says “He was all excited for me”.

Film director Duncan Jones says his father David Bowie was able to watch an early version of Jones’ new film Warcraft before his death in January.

Warcraft is based on the video game series and accompanying novels. Out in the UK now, it stars Dominic Cooper, Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton.

Jones told The Daily Beast about Bowie: “For everyone else, he was one person. For me, he was my dad. He was always interested in things I was working on. So I showed him what I was working on, and he was all excited for me. He was happy that I was doing the thing that I enjoy doing in my life.”

Jones, who previously directed Moon and Source Code, said he wanted Warcraft to “broaden out the spectrum” away from fantasy films that copy Lord Of The Rings. He said: “We tried to tell a story that was different from a Tolkien fantasy, where the creatures and the humans are the good guy and the monsters are the bad guys. Fantasy films all kind of want to be Lord Of The Rings.”

Jones announced on Twitter in February that he and his wife, photographer Rodene Ronquillo, are expecting their first child in June. Jones told his father before his death that the couple were expecting a baby.

Jones’ next film is Mute. a gangster drama about a mute bartender trying to find out what happened to his missing partner. It stars Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard.