In producing a documentary about Mike Tyson we will be adding to a significant body of work. It’s important that we answer the question ‘why now?’; What is it that we want to say that justifies the retelling of Mike’s story and why should the audience, some of whom feel they already ‘know’ Mike, engage with it?


Mike Tyson is one of the best known figures in sport and it is interesting to consider that no-one has given his remarkable story the full, cinematic treatment. In restricting itself to Mike’s point of view The Toback film is a vivid, confessional character study and the one-man show is in a class of its own but it’s hard to think of anyone who lends themselves better to a comprehensive, high-concept documentary than Mike.