Football Manager is certainly an iconic brand in the video games sector, and now the IP is about to make its cinematic debut.
An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary is described by Sports Interactive as a feature length film examining the game’s impact on the beautiful game itself.
It will be shown for one night only at a number of Vue cinemas on October 7th, although more screenings may be arranged if demand emerges. It will subsequently be made available online.
All screenings will be followed by a short film looking at some of Football manager 2015’s features.
The documentary isn’t our story – it’s the story of the people who escape to the alternative reality of being a football manager, and the effect this has had on their lives,” Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson said. It’s also the story of how a computer game made by football fans has become a part of the world it set out to replicate
But it’s not just for people who play – it’s also for people who’ve ever wondered why others spend so much time escaping into this world.”
Vue’s marketing and sales director Joanne Webb added: Football Manager has been an iconic small screen franchise for many years and we are delighted to be able to bring this unique documentary to the big screen. The film is another exciting event cinema experience that I’m sure our customers will really enjoy.”