The scourge of terrible retro games over the past six years, James Rolfe — the Angry Video Game Nerd — has been working on a feature-length film for some time; he announced plans for it back in 2010 and last year cut back production of the Angry Video Game Nerd series to focus on it. Yesterday, he uploaded the feature’s official trailer, signaling that this project is ready to roll.
Indeed it is; shooting for the feature — which naturally revolves around the storied (and very real) burial place of 1982’s unforgettably awful E.T. on the Atari 2600 — was wrapped back in May. Rolfe accumulated more than $US325,000 in fan funding for the project, joined by the independent filmmaker Kevin Finn.
Additional shooting is necessary, and editing has just begun, but this trailer is meant to say to fans: “Yes, this is a thing.” So Angry Video Game Nerd is looking at a DVD/Blu-Ray release, worldwide, sometime in 2013.
You can track progress on the film at Rolfe’s site, Cinemassacre.