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    Default Sony Pictures has Acquired The Rights to make a Super Mario Bros Animated Film

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/so...rio-bros-movie



    Sony Pictures and Nintendo appear to have closed a deal for the animated feature film rights to the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise, according to a series of emails discovered in the massive trove of hacked Sony files recently leaked to the media.

    “I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic],” producer Avi Arad told Sony studio chief Amy Pascal in an email dated Oct. 23, 2014, with the subject line “Mario.” Arad then forwarded Pascal separate images of him with Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the latter of which included the message, “Happy ceo, lets get together, it’s the mother load. [sic]”

    Pascal forwarded that email to Tom Rothman, who heads up Sony Pictures subsidiary TriStar Pictures. “Avi closed Mario brothers,” she said. “Animated.”
    The deal represents only the first step in a very long road to a greenlight for an actual feature film. Animated films especially go through a long and rigorous script development process before a movie starts production. The emails also did not indicate any filmmakers attached to the project, although Pascal does at one point suggest Genndy Tartakovsky, who directed the 2012 Sony Pictures Animation feature Hotel Transylvania and created the Cartoon Network series Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. “[I]ts soooo perfect for him,” Pascal wrote. (A rep for Tartakovsky tells BuzzFeed News, however, that the filmmaker “is not involved.”)

    On Oct. 24, Arad sent an email to Sony Pictures Animation president of production Michelle Raimo Kouyate thanking her for a congratulatory basket she sent him filled with Mario Bros. merchandise. “Thank you Avi!” Kouyate responded. “Let’s build a Mario empire!” Kouyate also sent a photo of the basket to Pascal, and said, “I can think of 3-4 movies right out of the gate on this. So huge!”
    Curiously, BuzzFeed News could not find any emails in which anyone at Sony Pictures expressed concern about any conflicts with their video game corporate cousin Sony Computer Entertainment, which is a direct competitor with Nintendo. But Mario Bros. is a property that Arad apparently had been chasing for some time: In a Feb. 24 email, Kouyate indicated to Pascal that Arad was traveling to Japan in part “to meet with his Nintendo guy (who he has been courting for a couple years).” Then on July 14, Arad sent the following email to Pascal: “I am heading to Tokyo … I am going to try and bring back a little plumber. I guess we can all use our pipes cleaned.”

    Nintendo has famously kept its video game properties away from movie adaptations after the disastrous 1993 live-action film Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins as Mario and John Leguizamo as his brother Luigi. In 2013, BuzzFeed News asked Mario Bros. creator Miyamoto if Nintendo had any interest in working with Hollywood again.

    “There have been a lot of cases where we’ve been approached by different people with lots of different ideas,” he said. “And I don’t want to say that it’s impossible, [but] I don’t want you to get the impression that we are in the middle of making a movie or something. … But we always have to take into account the fact that game entertainment and movie entertainment is quite different — one being passive, and one being active. Those don’t always necessarily mix.”

    Reps for Sony and Nintendo did not immediately respond to a request for comment



    This is pretty big but not a greenlit filmyet. Hopefully better than the last attempt. I hope it succeeds so we can get a film of The Legend of Zelda

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    I used to love the Saturday morning cartoon.

    I'm sure they're hoping for better than that though.

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    Sony and Nintendo making interesting bedfellows again, hopefully it ends more peaceably than last time.

    Tartakovsky would be great, but whoever they get I'm sure I'll like it. But then I liked the Bob Hoskins movie, so what do I know.

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    I read the title and went



    Then I saw Genndy Tartakovsky and went


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    Quote Originally Posted by JCAll View Post
    Sony and Nintendo making interesting bedfellows again, hopefully it ends more peaceably than last time.

    Tartakovsky would be great, but whoever they get I'm sure I'll like it. But then I liked the Bob Hoskins movie, so what do I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Star View Post
    I read the title and went



    Then I saw Genndy Tartakovsky and went

    Best. GIFs. everrrrrrrr

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    If you read the article it seems Tartakovsky has denied any involvement in the film. It sounds interesting and Sony likely wants in on the animated game. Warners and others are kicking ass at it right now. So getting a property like Super Mario Bros , gets them a big cherry. Because Sony only has really 3 projects that has scored huge in the last decade....


    Smurfs.
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    Hotel Transylvania

    A Mario Bros deal opens them to possibly getting not only Mario...but....


    Zelda (They can get Legend of Zelda characters)
    Metroid
    Donkey Kong
    Kirby
    Star Fox

    This one deal can basically open Sony Animated to getting these right here if things go well.
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    September 2021 was a hard month. 1st Norm McDonald died and then we learned Disney is ruining Indiana Jones in 2022. Just a hard month to take. Hopefully the film tanks.

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    I want Soul Reaver

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    Well, animation is definitely the right way to go. Still, I'll believe it when I see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    This is pretty big but not a greenlit filmyet. Hopefully better than the last attempt. I hope it succeeds so we can get a film of The Legend of Zelda
    I liked the last attempt.
    Wait, that was the live action one right? Cause I know it gets hate, but it was awesome!

    And of all the games you could make into a movie, Zelda would be the hardest to do. Much better to go with Metroid probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Star View Post
    Omg, I'm going to save this gif for future reactions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/so...rio-bros-movie(A rep for Tartakovsky tells BuzzFeed News, however, that the filmmaker “is not involved.”)
    I wouldn't get too excited.
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    I'm not worried. The fact that his name was being considered at all gives me hope that something cool could happen. It's much better than thinking he's not even on their radar.

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    Trust the fungus.

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    And because I refuse to let this go, has anyone been reading the Super Mario Movie fan sequel webcomic?
    http://smbthecomic.com/comic/page-1/

    Because it's surprisingly good if you're one of the people that still have fond memories of that film.

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