New documentary marking The Cure's 40th anniversary in the works by Tim Pope
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2018 marks the 40th anniversary of The Cure and the band is planning to celebrate. A day after the band announced their massive gig in London's Hyde Park, longtime collaborator Tim Pope revealed a new project he and frontman Robert Smith are working on. The two are working on a "chronological documentary of The Cure's history from the 1970s via present day to the future." The film promises to offer plenty of never before seen footage for hardcore fans.

Pope revealed the new in a series of tweets saying that Smith will tell his own story and the film will include rare interviews, bootlegs, performances, and behind the scenes footage. So far he hasn't revealed details on when the film will be released. Read the news from Pope himself here. Seeing as Pope directed most of The Cure's videos in the 1980s, the film should be a treat for fans. 

Aside from the huge festival-like gig and this upcoming documentary, we're not sure what else The Cure have in store for 2018. Since the London gig is being billed as their only European performance next year, many are questioning whether they have a US tour in the works. We'll just have to wait and see.