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Director Of Rolling Stones Documentary Working On Kurt Cobain Film Next

January 4, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

NME reports that Brett Morgen, the director of The Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane, is now working on a Kurt Cobain film, which he has been involved with for five years.

He said that the tone of the film would be influenced by Cobain just as Crossfire Hurricane was influenced by the Rolling Stones.

He said: “If you think about Kurt, he’s a contradiction. He could be sincere and sentimental, and also ironic and sarcastic. He was sweet and sour. He was incredibly funny too, and the film has to reflect his spirit. The thing about him people might not know too is that he was an incredible visual artist and left behind a treasure chest of comic books, paintings, Super8 films, all sorts. We’re hoping the Cobain film, that’ll hopefully be released in 2014, 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.

He said it was Courtney Love and Cobain’s estate that brought him into work on the film. After years of planning and developing it, it’s finally close to being made.

Crossfire Hurricane, which focuses on the Stones’ career between their formation and 1981, was shown in select theaters for the band’s 50th anniversary. It was also broadcast on the BBC. It will be out on DVD on January 7.

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