An indie British film company is aiming to create the video game equivalent of Spinal Tap with Going For Golden Eye, which is described as "a love letter to the heyday of the N64 and the rivalries of couch multiplayer".
Created by Woodhouse Pictures, the film focuses on the fictional GoldenEye 007 World Championships and follows a bunch of "deluded, cringe-inducing elite GoldenEye players who wonder why the world no longer cares about their beloved game". As the 20th anniversary approaches, a film crew follows the exploits of this year's hopefuls.
The film has already been shown to members of the original GoldenEye development team, and has had very positive feedback.
Going for Golden Eye is being released this year on Blu-Ray, DVD and video on demand by Wild Eye Releasing.
Producing that must have been such an odd job
Erm, will wait til it turns up on Youtube
Ummm...yay? I don’t really know what to say about this.
The only good video game movie I've ever seen was The King of Kong. I have very little hope for this.
@Essej12 if I was asked to produce this my advice would be not to spend a single money penny on it
@Essej12 Aren’t you a cunning linguist!
@SimplyCinnamon53 So why say anything?
I'll wait for the finished product.
@Dtbahoney Because I have no life
I recently listened to the Goldeneye 007 episode of Polygon’s The History of Fun podcast, and learned that the whole thing was kind of an immense trainwreck.
The fact that the game ended up good is shocking, because by all accounts it should have been an unplayable mess. This mockumentary could be good, I guess.
What's wrong with the bartender lol? I'm not sure if he is genuinely disgusted or if he just feels jealous watching people that are still able to play and have fun. Either way he makes me sad.
Looks better than The Last Jedi.
"Going for Golden Eye is being released this year on Blu-Ray, DVD and video on demand by Wild Eye Releasing."
Some of this makes me wonder if they might also be poking subtle fun at the Smash Bros. Melee documentary too. The community's not as infamous as people make it out to be but there's certainly fodder for criticism.
I'll watch it, I love this kind of youtube stuff.
@SethNintendo I don’t really get the dislike for the controls, it’s basically the same control scheme as Resident Evil 4 but with the added bonus of being able to shoot when not holding R to aim. Sure it’s very different from modern shooter control schemes but I don’t think it handicaps the player from being able to beat the game.
Where’s the Fozzy of video games?
@SethNintendo Worth remembering though that it was that control scheme that really made FPS on a console viable. Then the team moved onto Time Splitters and perfected it with a scheme we pretty much still use today.
Its horrible today but back in the day I felt in total control.
@samuelvictor Thanks for the insight on that. Would the name also be a problem? Im guessing if it was an actual documentary things would be different. Maybe theres been an embarrassing mix up.
I love that there are still people passionate about, and playing, this game. Gives me the warm and fuzzies about the gaming community. To play a game, and fall in love with it... and then find other like-minded folks who love the same game is a beautiful thing.
"You STILL play video games?" is the derisive question that is asked of me a lot. Hell yeah I do. When Mario saved the Mushroom Kingdom... I was there with him. When Samus Aran explored the depths of Planet Zebes... I explored along with her. When Cecil strugged with right and wrong as the Captain of the Red Wings, I was there standing beside him...
...and I wasn't the only one. And that's awesome.
@samuelvictor Hi, i'm the director, the teaser that was posted was made by a fan for fun, i didn't know it would be posted in this article, there is a proper trailer which has been added to the article. Hope that clears any confusion up!
I'm a first time writer and film maker and this has been 4 years of hard work and my own money to make this film, i do hope gamers enjoy it as i made it just for them. I've tried to make it a proper love letter to my favourite ever game.
@lillith that was my influence in writing the film, all my life i have been called a geek or a loser for enjoying playing games, i hope you enjoy the film, i think you will find it relatable.
@ItalianBaptist Hey, no i don't really know much about Smash Bros (director/writer)
Hey Samuel, yeah the film has never had any Bond music i had a score composed for it. We always had the space In Golden Eye, just a shame the teaser a fan made was posted creating a little confusion.
Thanks for concern and support, i see you are a film maker too, it really is a life consuming thing isnt it!
@samuelvictor Sounds like fun, follow me on twitter and we'll keep in touch, it's @jimstallone
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