The Birdman Returns!
Wood Entertainment is thrilled to announce they will be releasing the highly anticipated documentary on everyone’s Birdman, Pretending I’m A Superman – The Tony Hawk Video Game Story on August 18 digital/VOD release. Wood Entertainment acquired Worldwide rights to the film in May at the Mammoth Film Festival in a deal negotiated between CEO Tara Wood and Producer Ralph Dâ€™Amato (â€œTony Hawk Pro Skaterâ€ series, â€œGunâ€) on behalf of Dâ€™Amato Productions.
Releasing a few weeks shy of the highly-awaited reboot collection of the $1.4 billion Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series coming this September, this definitive documentary from Director Ludvig GÃ¼r tells the story of skater turned video game mogul Tony Hawk, and the near extinction of skateboarding culture before exploding back into the mainstream in the early 2000s.
â€œPretending I’m A Superman is a robust, real-life story of our successful videogame series as told by those who created it, and many who were inspired by it,â€ said multi-record-breaking skateboarder and documentary subject, Tony Hawk.
“Iâ€™m really excited to partner with Wood Entertainmentâ€ said director GÃ¼r. â€œItâ€™s been a long journey making the documentary and Iâ€™m stoked it will finally be released for skateboarding and Tony Hawkâ€™s Pro Skater fans worldwide. The art form and video game had an enormous impact on Generation Y / Z and the story behind it is even more fascinating.â€
In 1999, the video game Tony Hawkâ€™s Pro Skater shook the world when it sold 9 million copies upon release and changed the skateboarding scene forever. Pretending Iâ€™m a Superman is the story of the skaters and developers who came together to create the best-selling game as well as a look into how skateboarding became a part of the mainstream.
Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with the legendary skater Tony Hawk as well as industry stars interviews with Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, and Jamie Thomas, GÃ¼r takes audiences through an intimate yet extraordinary journey, chronicling the meteoric rise of skate boardingâ€™s most famous name.
â€œTony Hawk has one of the most inspiring stories ever told, from groundbreaking skater to gaming mogul,â€ said Wood. â€œWe are thrilled to present it to its worldwide audience.”
Pretending I’m A Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story will drop on digital/VOD platforms on August 18th with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 4th.