'Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the documentary

With a reboot of the 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' 1 and 2 games coming in 2020, the documentary film looks at the background of the game that changed the skateboarding industry


                            'Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story': Release date, plot,  trailer and all you need to know about the documentary
Tony Hawk (IMDb)

The hit video game franchise 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' changed the way the world looks at skateboarding. And now with a reboot of the 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' 1 and 2 games coming in 2020, the documentary film 'Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story' looks at the background of the game that changed the skateboarding industry forever.

Here’s everything you need to know about the project.

Release date

'Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story' will have its digital release on August 18.

Plot

The skateboarding industry was experiencing a major downturn in the '90s but that changed with the release of 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' and the introduction of the X Games. 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' sold 9M copies on release and went on to revolutionize the skateboarding scene. 'Pretending I'm a Superman' is the story of the game, how it was made, and the impact it had on the world.

Pro-skater Tony Hawk on the IMDb Series 'Special Skills' in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Here's the official description from the movie's website: "From award-winning Swedish director Ludvig Gür and acclaimed videogame producer Ralph D’Amato, 'Pretending I’m A Superman' is the story of the skaters and developers who came together to create the best-selling gaming franchise, as well as a look into how skateboarding became a part of the mainstream and continues to influence modern culture."

"Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with legendary skater Tony Hawk, as well as industry stars Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, and Eric Koston, Gür takes audiences through an intimate yet extraordinary journey, chronicling the meteoric rise of skate boarding’s most famous name."

Director

Ludvig Gür

Ludvig Gür is an acclaimed Swedish director and editor. He is best known for his work on the shorts 'The Outsider', 'Clean Colored Wire', 'The Ego Death', and 'The Sound of Zero'. Gur is the director of 'Pretending I'm A Superman', which is produced by video game legend Ralph D'Amato and executive produced by Sean Fontenot and Brian Lynch.

Trailer

A trailer for the documentary was released on July 9. The clip features old footage of Tony Hawk and other skateboarders and combines with clips from the games, introducing the audience to the background of the video game and giving us a taste of the impact the franchise has had.



 

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