Zach Braff produced a documentary feature film called Video Games: The Movie, and today we bring you the trailer for it. The movie chronicles "the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry."
It was directed by Jeremy Snead and narrated by Sean Astin. The doc features "in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future." It's a tribute to the history of gaming from Atari to Xbox and and it will also give us a look at what's in store for us in the future. I remember playing the Atari as a kid, and I seriously can't believe how far video games have come since then.
The film is being distributed by Variance Films, and producer Dylan Marchetti had this to say in a statement:
"Everyone loves a great video game, but in recent years, they’ve evolved into something way beyond what any of us who grew up playing an 8-bit system could imagine. But regardless of whether you're up gaming until 3 a.m. or haven't played a video game in decades, there's something for you in this film, and we think audiences will be delighted."
The director added:
"Games are a part of the human experience and permeate our culture now more than ever before. I'm thrilled that my film will expose the world to a never-before-told story of the men and women who built this industry as well as what it has become and what it will continue to evolve into, and I'm thrilled to be partnering with Variance to bring it out to the world."
It looks like a great doc, and it will get a theatrical release in the United States and Canada starting July 18th, and will be also be made available on iTunes and other digital platforms starting July 15th.