According to The Pulse Of Radio, the first fully authorized documentary about late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, titled "Montage Of Heck", will premiere on HBO in 2015. The film is written, directed and produced by Brett Morgen and is the first to be made with the cooperation of Cobain's family. Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, has signed on as an executive producer for the project.
Morgen and his team were given access to Cobain's entire personal and family archives, and the film will include footage from numerous NIRVANA performances, along with previously unheard songs, never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks.
Morgen, who has been working on the project for some eight years, said in a 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 told NME back in 2013 that the movie would feature a mix of animation and live-action footage, although it's not clear whether that is still the case.
The movie has the same title as a musical and sound collage that Cobain created around 1988, which recently surfaced online. The collage exists in both eight and 36-minute versions and combines original sounds and effects with NIRVANA demos, songs recorded from the radio and tracks sampled from Cobain's record collection.
A biopic about Cobain, produced in conjunction with his widow Courtney Love, has been on and off in development for years, although there are no signs that it is going to emerge any time soon.