As Variety reports, independent film studio Gunpowder & Sky and the managers of Jim Morrison’s estate are coming up with an as-yet-untitled documentary about the singer/poet and The Doors frontman.
In their joint statement, the two producing entities promised to bring “unearthed” personal diaries and home movies to the screen as part of the project.
Gunpowder + Sky CO Van Toffler said that “[e]ver since the day my big bro brought home The Soft Parade by The Doors, I was equally enraptured and scared by the prescient and sometimes haunting lyrics of Jim Morrison. He had such a wonderfully unique and fearless approach to it all, and as Jim said: ‘One shouldn’t take life so seriously, no one gets out alive anyway.’”
Variety adds that joining Gunpowder & Sky as producers on the film are Jeff Jampol, the head of Jampol Artist Management (JAM), which manages Morrison’s estate as well as those of artists from Janis Joplin to Charlie Parker, and Jeff Pollack, of FourScore Entertainment, a producer on films and TV specials including the Frank Sinatra doc All or Nothing at All, Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time and Rhythm + Flow.
JAM has been busy with Morrison projects, the most recent having been the book The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics. The documentary announcement promised that it will focus on “the artist, the poet, the author (and) the renaissance man.”