Exclusive First Poster For Cobain: Montage Of Heck

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Exclusive First Poster For Cobain: Montage Of Heck

by Phil de Semlyen |
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As outlined in this handy piece on 10 Musical Biopics Heading Our Way, not one but two films about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain have been bubbling under. If early buzz is anything to go by, the first of them, Universal's** Cobain: Montage Of Heck**, will be slamming onto our screens with a blistering documentary look at the grunge icon, his music and tragic end. The film has a first poster to share below. Click on the images for a closer look at the poster in quad and one-sheet flavours. Brett Morgen’s documentary arrives on what would have been the musician's 48th birthday. It takes its name from a mixtape of the Nirvana man's musical influences, compiled in the late 1980s and an invaluable signpost guiding Morgen's approach to his subject matter. "The tape is funny, it's scary, it's exhilerating, it's visceral," he explains in the current issue of Empire. "It's like a portal into Kurt Cobain. It's everything I wanted the film to be."

For those who weren't around when Nirvana's seminal debut Nevermind blasted into the zeitgeist - and to put that into context, that aquatic baby adorning its cover now looks like this - Cobain was the driving force behind the Seattle alternative rock band whose voice and lyrics propelled him, reluctantly, into voice-of-a-generation status. The story wasn't to have a happy ending.

"The movie is as unflinching a look as one is likely to see," explands Morgen. "A movie about Kurt Cobain should not be selling a fantasy."

Cobain: Montage Of Heck debuts in UK cinemas on April 10.

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