Zach Braff's Video Games: The Movie Gets a Release Date

Film coming to theaters in the United States and Canada on July 18.

Video Games: The Movie, the upcoming feature-length film that chronicles the rise of the video game industry from producer Zach Braff (Scrubs,Garden State), will debut in theaters in the US and Canada on July 18. You can buy the movie through iTunes and other digital platforms starting July 15.

Directed by Jeremy Snead, Video Games: The Movie traces the trajectory of the video game industry, from its origins decades ago to the the billion-dollar industry it's become today. Its theatrical release is somewhat limited, so be sure to check out the list of participating theaters before you head out.

The movie is narrated by Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin and features interviews with industry veterans like Nolan Bushnell (Atari), Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid), and Cliff Bleszinski (Gears of War), as well as celebrities like Alison Haislip, Chris Hardwick, and Wil Wheaton.

For more on Video Games: The Movie--which was funded through Kickstarter--you can check out the trailer above or visit the film's website.

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Discussion

15 comments
predatorGS
predatorGS

As long as it's not the rise and fall...

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I'm watching this.. Looks interesting.. Plus I watched Indie Game: The Movie and I think this looks better!

jordanjs
jordanjs

It's cool that JD made a movie about videogames, but the OCD nitpicker in me wants to point of this quote:

"[Back then] the whole point of a game was literally shooting pixelated aliens that were falling out of the sky. Nowadays, not only do we know the names of those aliens that are falling out the sky, but we know the names of their moms - and we know we have to destroy all of them."


I don't know the names of any alien moms - what games is she talking about? I guess there's Mother Brain - does that count?


I'm probably just being an a-hole and missing the point that she's making- that most games these days have a lot of lore that can really enhance one's enjoyment of a game... yeah, I'll go with that. ^^;

chuckles471
chuckles471

Cliff Bleszinski "I hate video games now, but will go in front of camera to talk about them......  ONLY if they show my face".

Yishaijah
Yishaijah

Zach Braff Mania Sweeps Zach Braff's Apartment!

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

It's from JD.....so i'm in. no other details necessary

Solace427
Solace427

WAIT! Zach Braff is doing this movie?! I did not know that. Cool.

meatz666
meatz666

Cliff B will be in it. Well, I just know a movie that I'll not going to watch...

toffifee
toffifee

It can't be as crappy as Garden State at least.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Hah, that's the same date as his kickstarter funded movie Wish I Was Here is coming to theaters in USA. Both seem interesting, I've heard Wish I Was Here is quite like Garden State and I liked that movie.