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Director Brett Morgan spoke with NME on Friday (January 4th) about the documentary he's been working on for five years about late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Morgan, whose Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane premiered on HBO late last year, said about his new project, "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."
Morgan continued, "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, Super 8 films, all sorts." He added that he hopes the 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."
Morgan says that he expects the film, which does not yet have a title, to be released in 2014.
The director has been working with the Cobain estate and the rocker's widow, Courtney Love, on the project.
Kurt Cobain died in 1994 at the age of 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The surviving members of Nirvana -- drummer Dave Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Krist Novoselic -- recently collaborated with Paul McCartney on a new song called "Cut Me Some Slack" for Grohl's upcoming documentary, Sound City: Real To Reel.