'Montage Of Heck' will premiere on HBO in the US next year
A new documentary about Kurt Cobain is set for release in 2015.
The Brett Morgen film is called Montage Of Heck and will premiere next year on the HBO channel in the US. Pitchfork reports that it is the first “fully authorised” film about the Nirvana frontman. His daughter Frances Bean Cobain is acting as executive producer on the project.
Speaking about the film, filmmaker Morgen explained that the film has been eight years in the works. “I started work on this project eight years ago,” he said in a press release. “Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, 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.”
The film is named after one of Cobain’s mixtapes, which was circulated widely online earlier this month. Cobain’s former partner Tracy Marander spoke to The Guardian about the tape recently. “He made it using records, some TV, and random sounds he recorded. It was all made in Aberdeen [Washington], I believe. It took him quite a while.”
Marander – who was given a copy of the tape by Cobain, as numerous others were, too – said Cobain “may have been stoned” while making the tape, and said that he liked to listen to it while smoking. “He used to listen to it while stoned or on acid too. It always trips people out,” she said.
Montage Of Heck features clips of songs by The Beatles, Iron Maiden, The Monkees, Black Sabbath, The Jackson Five and many more.