2014 marked the year that we all remembered the life, legacy and -- sadly -- death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. In 2015, however, Cobain's family will give him a fitting tribute with the first-ever fully authorized documentary about the "Lithium" singer: "Montage of Heck."
"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" will debut exclusively on HBO next year, an effort written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen ("The Kid Stays In The Picture"). Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, will executive produce.
The film itself is named after a mixtape Cobain made in the '80s -- before Nirvana hit it big -- by the same name. The tape is a collage of music, cartoon ephemera and and music history, and we expect the doc will likely follow this model in a way -- stitching together pieces of Cobain's life via what he left behind.
“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.”
The image above -- featuring Cobain at home -- comes from the film and was, until today, previously unseen by the public.
Several projects around the life of Cobain has been bandied about in the past, even a Broadway musical Courtney Love that teased back in April. This doc, however, looks to potentially be an intriguingly intense look into the mind of the troubled frontman.