Originally scheduled for release in December 2012 and then in the Summer of 2013, it seemed as though James Rolfe’s Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie was never going to see the light of day. However, in a video posted at his website Cinemassacre.com, Rolfe announced that the movie would premier at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on July 21st 2014.
The movie will also be shown over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con and around North America before it gets distributed world wide as VOD, DVD and Blu-Ray.
The Angry Video Game Nerd is the creation of filmmaker James Rolfe who started out life in 2004 as The Angry Nintendo Nerd who was reliving the frustrating days of his youth by playing terrible games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The character has since grown and has produced over 100 videos over the last decade. A movie was announced a few years ago and has been long gestating in post-production due to the movie being 100% fan-funded.
The movie will see Rolfe’s character, The Nerd, track down the landfill in New Mexico which allegedly held over 1 million copies of the infamous E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600, supposedly the worst game ever made. Since the movie has been in post-production, the story of the landfill has been proved to be true.
Read our thoughts on the trailer (posted back in 2012) here.
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie features a cast that includes Whitney Moore, Jeremy Suarez, Time Winters and Helena Barrett with cameos from Lloyd Kaufman, Howard Scott Warshaw, Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic), the late Justin Carmical (JewWario) and Mike Matei.