There is no doubt about that NBA Jam is one of the most popular sports games of all time. The classic arcade game that first made waves in the 90’s has continued to be relevant over the years thanks to the killer game, iconic lists and fantastic slogans. And now a new movie about the game will be added in the future.
Reported by Variety, a new documentary about NBA Jam is now at work. The film will be based on Reyen Ali’s book about the game. BestCrosses Studios is involved in the production of the film, while Sean Menard, who has previously produced sports documentaries, will be the director.
As for what the documentary will touch on, it should focus on the creation of the game and increase in popularity. The book on which the film is based contained interviews with a number of people who helped work on the original game. It also contained thoughts from NBA players, longtime fans and a host of others who love the game. There̵
When it comes to what the film’s director is thinking about for the project, he will not just focus on how NBA Jam became a massive success, but also how the game’s developer would later close. “Our film is more than just an original story about the most successful sports game of all time,” Menard explained to Variety. “There are various subplots describing how games transitioned from arcades to home entertainment, and how it would eventually lead to Midway’s death.”
For now, this NBA Jam the movie has no release date announced. Given that production is apparently starting right now, it should take a year or two until we see it come formally. Nevertheless, it will be an interesting project to keep an eye on in the future.
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