It seems as though we've been hyping up HBO's Andre the Giant documentary for months now but the premiere is finally around the corner. In exactly one month it will air on HBO and the second trailer from the film was released in advance.
If you recall, the first trailer that came out in January provided a glimpse into what it was like to be the 8th Wonder of the World. It was a bit depressing in how much pain and discomfort Andre was in due to his size and that first trailer showed the dark side of being a literal giant.
However, this trailer lightens the mood up and shows why Andre was such a spectacle. It contains anecdotes and interviews from several luminaries both inside and outside the ring including Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Wright, Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, Ric Flair and Vince McMahon, all in a 105-second clip!
In the clip Schwarzenegger shares a story about working with Andre in Conan the Destroyer. The seven-time Mr. Olympia, who was about 250 lb in his prime, describes when Andre made him feel like a little doll due to his immense size and strength. There are sure to be more stories like that in the film which premieres two days after WrestleMania 34.
This HBO documentary of Andre will actually be the second Andre the Giant doc produced by WWE. It 1999 Andre the Giant: Larger Than Life aired on A&E Biography and documented much of Andre's life. It featured interviews with McMahon and several contemporaries of Andre such as Gorilla Monsoon and Killer Kowalski. This new film is co-produced by WWE and the Bill Simmons Media Group and it should contain much more colorful language and stories than what can be aired on A&E.
Andre the Giant will air on HBO on Tuesday, April 10.