HBO To Release Fully Authorized Kurt Cobain Doc: “Montage of Heck” After Eight Years Of Exclusive Access To Cobain Family
Grunge Rock icon Kurt Cobain was trending today thanks to the news that HBO plans to release the first fully authorized documentary about the late Nirvana Frontman called Montage of Heck in 2015. According to Rolling Stone, the film, which features complete cooperation from Kurt’s family, was written, directed, and produced by Oscar nominee, Brett Morgen. Morgen was given an all access pass inside the personal lives of the Cobain family through extensive personal archives. It will several Nirvana performances, as well as unheard songs and never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks. Morgan discussed the film’s uniquely personal access in an official statement.
“Once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4,000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”
Morgen worked intensely on this highly personal film for eight years. NME reported last year that the film will include, “a mix of animation and live action.” HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures will jointly release it. Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain serves as executive producer. No Release date has been set