New film will follow two casual gamers as they attempt to win a professional StarCraft 2 tournament, with a little help from some of the world’s top pro-gamers.
Yes, it may have a bloody awful title, but documentary “Die Noob” actually sounds like it might be something quite interesting, especially if you’re at all into the e-sports scene.
The film, due out in December 2013, will follow two “casual” (their words, not ours) gamers Babyjinx and Anubis, who decide to try and master the complexities of Blizzard’s über RTS StarCraft 2 with the goal of winning a professional gaming tournament. Along the way they’ll get some advice from some of the world’s top pro-gamers.
In typical Hollywood “if you liked that, you’ll love this” style, the filmmakers are likening it to fellow video gaming docs “King of Kong” (which is very good – go watch it) and “Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade” and describing it as a “heart pounding and hyper-kinetic documentary” – which sounds less good.
Still, director Erik Cieslewicz – who says the film is like ““if Rocky and The Office and Reddit made love, it would be this film: accessible, funny and a little geeky” - has been Emmy nominated and received an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism, so I’m rather hopeful for this one as an SC2 nut myself.
You can find out more about the film at the official Die Noobs website.