First Documentary Explores the legendary Atari Mystery
Today, Xbox amusement Studios declared a clever documentary series which will debut solely on Xbox in 2014. Xbox can manufacture the series with wander Academy victory producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire) and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s thirty Days and PBS’s yankee High) through their new multi-platform media company, Lightbox.
“Our collaboration with Xbox offers associate incomparable chance to create a singular series of films round the extraordinary events and characters that have given rise to the digital age,” same Simon Chinn. “Our goal is to supply a series of compelling and diverting docs which is able to deploy all the narrative techniques of Simon\'s and my previous work. It\'s significantly exciting to be partnering with filmmakers like Zak Penn World Health Organization come back to the present method from different filmmaking disciplines and World Health Organization can bring their own distinctive inventive vision to the present,” further Jonathan Chinn.
“Jonathan and Simon Chinn ar the right team to spearhead this series for Xbox. they\'re consummate story tellers and that they arrange to match their inventive sensibility with the simplest talent within the trade,” commented Xbox amusement Studios President metropolis Tellem. “These stories can expose however the digital revolution created a worldwide democracy of data, amusement and commerce, and the way it impacts our lives each day.”
The first film within the groundbreaking series investigates the events close the good game burial of 1983. The Atari Corporation, baby-faced with irresistibly negative response to the game “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” buried numerous unsold game cartridges within the middle of the night within the community of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Fuel amusement, associate trailblazer in cross-platform content development, secured the exclusive rights to excavate the Atari lowland and approached Xbox. Lightbox can document the dig, that is planned for early next year.
Filmmaker and avid gamer Zak Penn (X-Men two, Avengers, Incident at Loch Ness) can direct. This episode won\'t solely document the excavation, it\'ll additionally place the urban legend of the burial within the context of the precipitous rise and fall of Atari itself.
“When Simon and Jonathan Chinn approached Maine concerning this story, I knew it might be one thing vital and engaging,” same Penn. “I wasn’t expecting to be two-handed the chance to uncover one amongst the foremost disputable mysteries of play content.”
Shooting begins in Jan. The series can air solely on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in 2014 and can be accessible globally altogether markets wherever Xbox Live is supported.