We've got our first look at "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," the forthcoming documentary about the life and death of Kurt Cobain, and all I can say is: I've got chills.
"Montage of Heck" -- named for a mixtape Cobain made before Nirvana hit it big -- is the first authorized documentary about the grunge frontman. His daughter, Frances Bean, executive-produced the project -- out May 4 on HBO -- and it was directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen (“The Kid Stays In The Picture”).
Although the trailer is short, it speaks to an anxiety-laden film about ambition and torment, several scenes involving the musicians acted out via moody animation.
“I started work on this project eight years ago,” Morgen said in a 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.”
It hit the news recently -- via the director's Twitter -- that the film will feature a 12-minute, never-been-heard acoustic track from the "Lithium" singer. In fact, according to Morgan, the whole soundtrack will be composed of previously unreleased music.
I'll be over here, shaking with anticipation, until it drops.