The Duplass brothers are working on a new feature-length documentary film about legendary skater Tony Hawk. It has been revealed that Mark and Jay Duplass will be producing the documentary and that it will be sold by ICM partners.
In an exclusive interview, the Duplass brothers said: “We’ve been quietly working on this one for a few years. We are floored with the unmitigated access Tony has allowed us to his life and his fascinating relationship to the sport.”
Although the film is, as of yet, untitled, it will be directed by filmmaker and photographer Sam Jones and is set to trace the life of Tony Hawk, spanning his entire career up to the present day. In a recent statement, Jones said: “I’ve been a skater my whole life, so this film is a passion project for me and I am excited to find a good home for it.”
According to Hawk himself, the filming is already completed, and the footage is now going through the post-production process. “We have already shot everything for it, it’s just in the editing process,” Hawk said, “I definitely wanted to give them as much footage and interview as possible.”
Tony Hawk is one of the most legendary skateboarders of all time. In 1999, he was the first person to land a “900”, a trick involving the completion of two-and-a-half mid-air revolutions, in which he was successful on his twelfth attempt. Beyond skating, however, Hawk is also the face of the wildly successful, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.
The most recent incarnation of the game sold more than a million copies within its first month of release back in September. Although he retired from professional skating in 2003, he is still regarded as an icon for skateboard enthusiasts all over the world.