makers of Indie Game: The Movie (IGTM, for cool people) are riding
high from their appearance at Sundance, following news that their
game making documentary has been selected by HBO to be the
inspiration for a half-hour television series. That doesn't mean it's actuallygoing to be made into a series, as much of the stuff HBO options never makes it onto the screen, but we're still holding out hope that this one makes it to a pilot at least.
show is being produced by Scott Rudin, who's mile-long list of
producer credits include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social
Network, No Country for Old Men, and Team America: World Police.
Contrary to initial rumors, Rudin will not be developing IGTM as a
comedy, but as a dramatic series - which makes way more sense
Sitcom is the opposite of what we just made & are trying to
accomplish,” tweeted filmmakers
James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot of BlinkWorks Media.
Discussing the project on their Facebook page, the pair wrote: “The
people involved, the network involved - all are, BY FAR, the best
people possible to make this show...We are ecstatic about the
possibilities of working with this team. All you need to do is look
at the list of HBO series titles & Scott Rudin’s IMDB and you
can see why we think this is a brilliant thing. We want to see this
show happen. We want to watch this show.”
debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19.
The doc follows notable independent
game developers as they attempt to break into the industry without
going broke or insane in the process. It stars a slew of familiar
faces including Braid's Jonathon Blow, Super Meat Boy's Team Meat,
FEZ's Phil Fish, and Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery musician Jim Guthrie. See if you can
put a few faces to the names in the official IGMT trailer:
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