An official trailer has been released for Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, an independent film by James Rolfe and Kevin Finn, which is based on the popular web series. The film was funded by fan donations, and was filmed in LA and parts of the East Coast; the film is now being edited in post-production.
The film is inspired by the actual Atari videogame burial of 1982. Atari produced a game for the blockbuster film E.T. and rushed to meet the Christmas deadline; the game was a complete failure and millions of unsold cartridges were buried in a desert landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, close to Roswell.
The song featured in the trailer, “Maverick Regeneration”, was composed by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Gallactica, The Walking Dead) and can be downloaded as part of the Play for Japan album, the proceeds of which will go to help earthquake victims in Japan.
The film is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013, and is expected to be released on DVD and/or Blu-ray, and to be available internationally.
Updates are available on James Rolfe’s personal website.