Kurt Cobain’s property has slammed an adaptation of Gus Van Sant’s dramatized movie Final Days by London’s Royal Opera Home, saying the manufacturing is an “unauthorized try” to proceed exploiting the fictionalized story of the late singer’s last days.
“Final Days has been created and written with out permission,” the property stated in an announcement. “This present, similar to the film, is an unauthorized try to profit from the transient assembly arrange with Kurt and Gus Van Zant. This one assembly has been exploited for revenue for thirty years now and sufficient is sufficient.”
A spokesperson for the Royal Opera Home issued the next response: “The Royal Opera’s manufacturing of Final Days is tailored from Gus Van Sant’s cult movie of the identical identify, launched in 2005. It’s a fictionalized account, and was produced with the permissions of Gus Van Sant and HBO.”
The opera was composed by Oliver Leith, the composer-in-residence for the ROH and Guildhall Faculty of Music and Drama, with the libretto by Matt Copson. Copson co-directed it with Anna Morrisey. It facilities round a musician named Blake, who serves as Cobain’s stand-in.
“Blake, a musician, has not too long ago escaped rehab to return dwelling,” reads the official logline. “However he’s haunted by objects, guests and recollections distracting him from his true objective — self-destruction.”
Royal Opera Home’s manufacturing of Final Days not too long ago concluded its premiere run from October seventh by October eleventh at Linbury Theatre.