The highly anticipated documentary feature Pretending I’m A Superman – The Tony Hawk Video Game Story will have a digital/VOD release on August 18th. The definitive documentary from director Ludvig Gür 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.
In 1999, the video game ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ shook the world when it sold 9 million copies upon release and changed the skateboarding scene forever. Hawk, who had always been a gamer, recognized the need for more skateboard video games during that time. When Hawk got the call from video game developers at Neversoft asking him to test out a skateboarding game they were creating, Hawk was fully onboard. Pretending I’m a Superman is the story of the skaters and developers who came together to create the best-selling game and its impact on Generations Y and Z.
“Pretending I’m A Superman is a robust, real-life story of our successful video game series as told by those who created it, and many who were inspired by it.”Tony Hawk, Wood Entertainment Statement
Gür takes audiences through an intimate yet extraordinary journey, chronicling the meteoric rise of skate boarding’s most famous name. The documentary features never-before-seen footage and interviews with the legendary skater Tony Hawk and industry stars like Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, and Jamie Thomas.
The film arrives just months ahead of the remastered Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 game releasing in September. Check out the trailers for the new video games and Pretending I’m A Superman below.