The Angry Video Game Nerd
James Rolfe has taken a break as of late when it comes to his game reviews but that was because he was busy working on Angry Videogame Nerd: The Movie
. The film was announced a while back and was completely funded by fan donations but aside from some updates from James himself we havent heard much about the film.
Until now that is.
James has revealed the first trailer for Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
which centers around the atrocious Atari 2600 videogame ET. It appears as if James and his friends embark on a journey to the New Mexico desert where unsold copies of ET were dumped in a landfill almost 30 years ago. The dumpsite for the games however is not too far away from Roswell where a different kind of ET awaits.
The end of the trailer says "Coming This Lifetime" but James would love to have completed during the Summer of 2013.
As a huge fan of Jame's work and knowing that he loves films and directing, im happy to see that he is able to live his dream. Rock on James!
Check out the trailer below and as you would expect, it contains NSFW language.
"Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie" is a passion project by independent filmmakers James Rolfe and Kevin Finn, based on the popular web series. The film is being produced outside the studio system, entirely funded by fan donations. Principle photography took place in Spring of 2012, in the Los Angeles area, with Jason Brewer as the DP. Additional filming is taking place on the East Coast. Editing is in its early stages.
The film is inspired by the famous Atari video game burial of 1982. Atari produced a game based on the biggest blockbuster movie of that year, E.T., and rushed it to meet the deadline for the Christmas shopping season. It was a commercial failure and millions of unsold game cartridges were buried in a desert landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Coincidentally, it's not too far from Roswell, the landing site of a different kind of E.T.
The Trailer features music by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Gallactica, The Walking Dead). The track is called "Maverick Regeneration" and can be downloaded as part of the Play for Japan album. All proceeds go to help earthquake victims in Japan.
The film is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013, but only time will tell. Independent films take a long time to finish. This one is no exception. It's eventually expected to be released on DVD and/or Blu-ray, and to be available around the world, after showing to some live audiences in theater venues. Digital downloads is also an option. The immediate goal is to finish the film first.
See updates on James Rolfe's personal site