Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary on Kurt Cobain will hit the small screen on HBO next year. Although there have been plenty of non-official documentaries on the legendary Cobain, this is first one with legitimate ties. In fact, Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain is the executive producer on the project, which will release through HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures.
The Nirvana singer has for long been an obsession with music fans and the official documentary will have plenty of details that no other piece of work has covered before. Directed by Brett Morgen of On the Ropes and Crossfire Hurricane fame, the team for this official version was granted special access to all of Cobain’s stuff by his family. The work of collecting relevant material for the documentary began an astonishing eight years ago so one can only imagine the amount of material the Montage of Heckteam had to go through.
“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 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media,” Morgen said in a statement.
Though the date for the release of the documentary hasn’t been announced yet, a 2015 date is guaranteed.