From a Variety story about Tim Pope's new film 'Drone':
"Pope said he would be working on music videos with four bands this year – The Cure, The The, Soft Cell and Neil Young – but hoped to be working on “Drone” after that. “I want to be shooting my film by this time next year,” he said.
This year, Pope is also working on a feature documentary about The Cure’s 40 years in the music business, which will include archive footage supplied by the band’s front-man, Robert Smith.
“Robert Smith is giving me access to 50 boxes of film, which have never been seen before, of the early Cure days,” Pope said. “I want to make a film like ‘Goodfellas’ where Robert is narrating the film in a first-person way, and it is like crazy and we are on this journey.” He added, “Robert’s songs always deal with being the outsider.”
Pope started working with the band in 1981 and last worked with them on a music video in 1997 – on which his runner was Guy Ritchie. Pope toured with the band across six countries three years ago.
The Cure documentary is unlikely to be finished this year, Pope said."