Back in June of last year, it was announced that director Erik Angra put together a Kickstarter fund for a documentary he was working on titled “The Reconstruction of Chyna”.
The film chronicled former WWE star Joanie “Chyna” Laurer as she returns home to the U.S. for the first time in several years, touring across the country and beginning her life anew.
Following news last night that Chyna has passed away at age 45, questions surrounding the future of the documentary project have come up, and WZ has learned some new details on the movie, which had not yet finished filming when Chyna passed away.
According to director Angra, plans remain in place for the movie to be finished and released, however it will be reworked in light of Chyna’s passing, and retitled “The Deconstruction of Chyna”. Filmmakers are currently targeting a Spring 2017 release for the movie, and plan to rework the goals of the crowd-sourcing campaign, which included in-person meet-and-greets with Chyna.
“Joanie really wanted this documentary to be made”, Angra explained in a statement issued to WZ. “She was really excited about it. It’s about more than just her, but also about these celebrities and the things they go through, how complicated their lives can be.”
Watch WZ’s Chair Shot Reality video where the guys discuss why they think Chyna will now go to the WWE Hall of Fame: