Next month, Pretending I’m a Superman, the documentary about the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game series will premiere on all major video-on-demand apps. Tony Hawk‘s mega-popular series sold 9 million units during its initial run, and to date Hawk has been behind 18 games on 13 different platforms, selling approximately a million-kadjillion units worldwide to stoked gamers. The movie will be available on August 18.
If ever there were games that deserved their own documentary, it’s the THPS series. Pretending I’m a Superman, produced by Ralph D’Amato and directed by Ludvig Gür, is a movie that tells the story of how skateboarding became a part of the mainstream by focusing on the success of the THPS franchise, starring Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mullen, and many more. The Berrics was lucky enough to be involved in the production at the early stages, and we’re super excited to learn that the doc will be released soon! (We’ve seen the final cut and it will definitely make your thumbs twitch if you have fond memories of these games.) Visit the Pretending I’m a Superman site for more information, and read our interview with D’Amato here.
We recently held a reunion of many of the original THPS cast of skaters—Hawk, Steve Caballero, Kareem Campbell, Rodney Mullen, Elissa Steamer, Chad Muska, and Eric Koston were all in attendance. Watch those recaps, and some of our videos from last summer’s Tony Hawk Week, below!