The Cure’s longtime collaborator Tim Pope announces 40th anniversary documentary

The filmmaker confirmed the project on his Twitter page

The Cure‘s longtime collaborator Tim Pope has confirmed he will be making a documentary to coincide with the band’s 40th anniversary.

The Robert Smith-led band will celebrate four decades since the release of their debut single ‘Killing An Arab’ next year, while 2019 will mark the 40th anniversary of their debut album ‘Three Imaginary Boys‘.

Pope wrote on Twitter earlier this week: “So, 2018 will see me collaborating with Robert on a feature-length, chronological documentary of The Cure’s history from the 1970s via present day to the future. Robert himself will tell the story and this will work alongside other events for the band’s 40-year celebration.”

He continued: “The film to which I will bring my own style of jiggery-pokery will use as well as ‘old favourites’ a cornucopia of material from Robert’s collection which has never been seen before; Super-8; interviews; bootlegs; rare performances; behind-the-scenes, blah.”

The filmmaker promised updates “as and when”. There is currently no confirmed release date for the documentary.

Recently, The Cure announced details of their only European show of 2018. They will perform in London’s Hyde Park next summer as part of British Summer Time festival. Guests on the day will include Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors, Ride, Slowdive, and The Twilight Sad.