Director Brett Morgen has been working on a documentary about Kurt Cobain since 2007 and has finally found a home at HBO. The documentary titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is expected to have an international release as well as a debut on HBO in 2015.
This is the first documentary about Kurt Cobain that has been made with the consent and cooperation of his family. Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain is even listed as one of the executive producers along with Larry Mestel and David Byrnes. The documentary is expected to have never-before-seen footage from home videos as well as material from his own personal archives. Previously unheard original tracks from Cobain and various songs from Nirvana will be heard throughout the film.
Though director Brett Morgen did not explain how the documentary would be presented during the time of HBO’s official announcement of the film, Morgen has previously stated that the documentary will include a combination of animation as well as live action film. Morgen sorted through hundreds of unreleased video and thousands of pages of writing in hopes to create a project that will “help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”