If you hadn’t heard (somehow), HBO has a long-in-production documentary coming out on April 10 (two days after WrestleMania 34!) about the life and times of Andre the Giant. We’ve already seen the first trailer for the film, and we know that executive producer Bill Simmons and the other filmmakers have been working closely with WWE on this one.
We’re incredibly excited for this documentary, and while there have been deep dives into the life of the Giant before, this one promises to be the most comprehensive and far-reaching.
The second trailer for the documentary was released on Friday, and there’s a bunch more vintage footage, a lot more tidbits from various luminaries, and the sense that they really talked to EVERYBODY for this thing, from Vince McMahon to Arnold Schwarzenegger to Billy Crystal to Rob Reiner. It’s really going to be something.
The first trailer focused very heavily on the dark and tragic side of being the Giant. While this second trailer certainly gets into the pain of living life as Andre, it also takes a lot of time to get across what a singular spectacle just the sight and presence of the man was. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that we’ve never seen anyone like him before, and will never see anyone like him sense.
Here’s looking forward to April 10, when the world will get reintroduced to the mythical man who has never been far from our imaginations.