Kurt Cobain Documentary to Feature ‘Animation and Live Action’

2013-01-13

Story by Anne Erickson

Director Brett Morgen says the upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary will be this generation’s ‘The Wall’

Nirvana fans are no doubt looking forward to the buzzed-about, upcoming documentary about the band’s late frontman, Kurt Cobain. Director Brett Morgen, who made headlines for his work on the recent Rolling Stones documentary “Crossfire Hurricane,” says the film will feature not only Cobain’s work in Nirvana, but also his often under-appreciated work as a fine artist.

“[Cobain] was an incredible visual artist and left behind a treasure chest of comic books, paintings, Super8 films, all sorts,” Morgen told NME. “We’re hoping the Cobain film…will be this generation’s ‘The Wall’ — a mix of animation and live action that’ll allow the audience to experience Kurt in a way they never have before. It’s very ambitious.”

Morgen added that he hopes the upcoming documentary will reflect Cobain’s spirit as a person. “If you think about Kurt, he’s a contradiction,” Morgen stated. “He could be sincere and sentimental, and also ironic and sarcastic. He was sweet and sour [and] incredibly funny too.”

As for when the documentary will see its release, Morgen stated that he expects the film will arrive sometime in 2014.




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