It’s been a long, long time since we last heard about Tony Hawk and his Pro Skater documentary, but it’s finally arriving this weekend.
The documentary, which has been in development since 2016, is entitled “Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story,” and it has a lot to live up to.
The movie is set to premiere at the Mammoth Film Festival in California, Feb 29. Tony Hawk will, of course, be in attendance, and he’s also due to take to the stage for a panel session with the movie’s creators after the screening.
To really cement this as the video game event of the year (so far), Tony Hawk cover band, The Downhill Jam, will also be performing some hits from the games.
On Twitter, Tony Hawk announced: “‘Pretending I’m a Superman’ is a new doc about the THPS series, made by a former producer of the game. Premieres at @mammothfilmfest on Feb 29 and I’ll be there with Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero & the filmmakers for a panel discussion afterwards.”
As for the movie itself, it promises a little something for everyone, and not just fans of the Pro Skater video game series. It will also explore the rise and fall of celebrity skateboarding, leading to the pro skating scene we know and love today.
Tony Hawk Pro Skaters Chad Muska, Jamie Thomas, The Birdman, Steve Caballero, Eric Koston and Rodney Mullen will also be featured in the flick.
Find out more about Pretending I’m a Superman, over on the official website, or if you’re in CA, you can still snap up tickets to the second showing of the premiere (though with no special guests in attendance).
As for when the rest of the world will be able to view the doc…well…watch this space.
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