Generation Iron is shaping up to be the spiritual successor to the bodybuilding classic documentary “Pumping Iron“; which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and was directed by Robert Fiore and produced by Jerome Gary. Vlad Yudin is slated to direct and co-produce Generation Iron with Edwin Mejia, along with executive producer Jerome Gary (who produced the critically acclaimed 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron). Generation Iron, a docudrama follows the world’s top seven bodybuilders as they compete to bring home the 2012 Mr. Olympia title. The film tries to take a look into the widely misunderstood world of bodybuilding. The documentary stars bodybuilding legends Kai Greene, Phil Heath, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf and closely follows them along as they prepare for the 2012 Mr. Olympia.
Writer/director Vlad Yudin is following the world’s top seven bodybuilders as they fight to bring home the 2012 Mr. Olympia title. Yudin hopes his film “Generation Iron” will take an “unflinching look” into what he says is the widely misunderstood world of bodybuilding.
Yudin’s cameras have included stops in Denver, Tampa, and New York to document the lives of each athlete as they prepare to compete for the title of Mr. Olympia 2012 which will be decided at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas in late September.
“There hasn’t been a film dedicated to an in-depth and honest look at the sport of bodybuilding since Pumping Iron,” according to Yudin. “A lot of things have changed since the 70s. The goal of the film is not just to show the grueling training but the individual sacrifice and immense character these athletes have. Just like the sport they are often misunderstood and I’m hoping to give them a platform to express themselves.”
Yudin says audiences will witness firsthand, what it takes to compete at this level and he believes new legions of fans will be “inspired by the dedication, heart and will of these amazing, larger-than-life individuals.”
“Generation Iron” will be released in 2013.