WWE & HBO Are Teaming Up For An Andre The Giant Documentary
On Monday, WWE Executive Producer Kevin Dunn and HBO Sports Executive Vice President Peter Nelson announced that they will be working together to give the “Eighth Wonder of the World” his own documentary.
Via the WWE Press Release:
“The ambitious and wide-ranging documentary film will explore Andre’s upbringing in France, his celebrated career in WWE and his forays in the entertainment world.
“For more than 20 years, Andre the Giant’s larger than life personality and unique charisma captured the imagination of fans around the world,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “I will always value our friendship, and I am proud to tell the story of the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World.'”
Former ESPN writer and founder of The Ringer, Bill Simmons, will serve as an executive producer of the film.
“Going back to 2007 and 2008 when I was creating and developing ’30 for 30′ for ESPN, Andre’s story rode the top of every single sports documentary wish list I ever made,” said Simmons. “We always hear about unicorns these days – Andre was the ultimate unicorn. He’s a true legend. Everyone who ever crossed paths with him has an Andre story – and usually four or five. I’m delighted to join forces with Jason Hehir and WWE so we can capture Andre’s amazing story once and for all.”
For all he did in the ring, Andre may be best remembered for his clash with Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania III, when he got body slammed by Hogan in front of 93,173 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome.