Legendary video and arcade game NBA Jam will be the focus of a new documentary, according to . BestCrosses Studio, the production arm of the basketball-themed social media platform of the same name, has optioned author from publisher Boss Fight Books.
Documentary director Sean Menard (The Carter Effect, UFC 25 Years in Short) will develop and direct the film building off the work Ali did to research and write the book. Given that NBA Jam first came out in 1993, the game has enjoyed an impressively long tail of success through to this upcoming movie.
“When NBA Jam hit the arcade, I was barely tall enough to reach the joystick and view the screen at the same time,” says Menard (via Variety). “But while literally standing on my toes, I was completely immersed in a game that allowed me the creative freedom to perform out-of-this world feats of athleticism. This was during a tipping point for the NBA as the league was bursting with excitement and culture that was appealing to a younger fan base.”
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