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News: Nintendo Continues to Consider the Prospects of the Movie Industry 

Nintendo Continues to Consider the Prospects of the Movie Industry 

"We'll potentially be looking at things like movies in the future​"

When video game movies are highlighted, there's often an air of negativity around the end results. The response to the Super Mario Bros. movie wasn't overwhelmingly positive in the '90s, and in broader terms we've seen commercial successes with Resident Evil but also a whole load...

News: Donkey Kong Nearly Missed Out On Pixels Stardom

Donkey Kong Nearly Missed Out On Pixels Stardom

Nintendo only agreed if DK would be treated with respect

The Pixels movie certainly has a creative plot. When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth using the games as models. This leaves the President of the United States no option but to recruit a team of old-school...

News: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its Way to Theatres

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its Way to Theatres

Might a certain Nintendo character have a cameo this time?

Wreck-It Ralph was one of the animated movie highlights of 2012. It's the story of a video game villain (not unlike Donkey Kong) who just wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfil his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the arcade where he lives. On paper the movie sounds like it would be a...

Movie Review: Behind Nintendo Quest's Game Collecting, There's A Surprisingly Human Story

Behind Nintendo Quest's Game Collecting, There's A Surprisingly Human Story

For the love of the find

Kickstarter-funded movie Nintendo Quest isn't exactly a documentary about NES games. They're definitely in the film; don't worry about that. You'll see so many shelves and boxes and displays chock full of gray cartridges that they'll dance behind your eyelids whenever you close them. But those who expect huge reels of play...

Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Further Coverage of Sony Wikileaks Reveals Related to Nintendo Movies

Why We Don't Plan to Provide Further Coverage of Sony Wikileaks Reveals Related to Nintendo Movies

There are multiple reasons

Last year Sony Pictures was hacked, and thousands of emails were stolen and effectively used as weapons against executives, film-makers and those within that creative industry. Saucy emails were shared showing executives bashing movie stars, and there were even leaks related to talks that had taken place with regards to...

News: Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi, Altered Beast And Crazy Taxi Into Movies And TV Shows

Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi, Altered Beast And Crazy Taxi Into Movies And TV Shows

Entertainment boffin Evan Cholfin Overseeing adaptations

Following the news that Sony Pictures and Nintendo are apparently close to signing a deal to make a new Super Mario movie, it has been revealed that Sega is also looking to exploit its portfolio of famous gaming properties in the field of film and television. As reported by Variety, media

News: Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo To Make A Super Mario Movie

Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo To Make A Super Mario Movie

Leaked emails suggest the deal is close to being complete

It may be a cult classic but the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie was a critical and commercial bomb. Despite the fairly obvious lesson that the Mushroom Kingdom and Hollywood don't mix, it would appear that the movie industry's memory is a short one; Sony Pictures is apparently very close to...

News: The Writer Who Penned Chronicle Also Wrote A Super Mario World Screenplay, And It Sucks

The Writer Who Penned Chronicle Also Wrote A Super Mario World Screenplay, And It Sucks

"This is not a movie," Max Landis admits

1993's Super Mario Bros. movie is generally regarded as a failure — both commercially and critically — but it has nevertheless gone on to become something of a cult classic. However, we're not sure the same would ever have been said about Max Landis' proposed movie adaptation of Super Mario World, which...

News: Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to Offer Brand New Documentary

Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to Offer Brand New Documentary

"This Ain’t No Video Game"

Yesterday we posted that everyone’s favourite plumber's live action big screen adventure Super Mario Bros gets its long-awaited UK Blu-ray release in November. With an all-star cast, including the legendary Bob Hoskins alongside John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, not only does this madcap caper get the high-def...

Interview: The Wizard Director Todd Holland On Everyone's Favourite Nintendo Movie Turning 25

The Wizard Director Todd Holland On Everyone's Favourite Nintendo Movie Turning 25

"Universal didn't want me to direct it"

Back in late 1989, the world was a vastly different place. George Bush had just won the US presidential election. Children's movies allowed for minor vulgarity and subjects that could be featured in said films before our world was thrown into a realm of sensitivity. Slash was still the guitarist for Guns N'...

Ninterview: The Power Of Glove Filmmakers Adam Ward, Andrew Austin And Paula Kosowski

The Power Of Glove Filmmakers Adam Ward, Andrew Austin And Paula Kosowski

"At the time it looked like the coolest thing humankind had ever produced"

We recently reported on The Power of Glove, a documentary about one of the most notable Nintendo accessories of all time: The Power Glove. We got a chance to sit down and chat with the team behind the film — Adam Ward, Andrew Austin And Paula Kosowski — about their...

News: John Leguizamo: We Were Pioneers With The Super Mario Bros. Movie

John Leguizamo: We Were Pioneers With The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The actor who played Luigi gives his 20th anniversary speech

As you may or may not be aware, the Super Mario Bros. live-action movie is now two decades old. Attacked by critics and gamers alike when it originally hit cinemas, the film has nonetheless gained a cult following in the past twenty years. LA's Nuart Theatre played host to a special...

News: The Super Mario Bros. Movie Is Getting a 20th Anniversary Screening In LA

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Is Getting a 20th Anniversary Screening In LA

Possibly more than it deserves?

Twenty years ago, Mario and Luigi starred in a pretty dismal Hollywood movie which almost ruined the career of Harold Ramis and still annoys star Bob Hoskins even today. However, there are still plenty of people who grew up loving the film — in the same way you come to love a tatty old teddy from your childhood, we...

News: 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience Hits DVD

100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience Hits DVD

Blu-Ray and digital launch expected this year, too

Those of you with exceptionally good powers of recollection will no doubt remember that we reported on the production of 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience last year. A love letter to the coin-op scene in Japan, the film has been completed thanks to two IndieGoGo campaigns which raised a...

News: Shaun Of The Dead Star Seems Pleased With ZombiU Homage

Shaun Of The Dead Star Seems Pleased With ZombiU Homage

You've got red on you

We've all heard of life imitating art, but what about art imitating art? That's exactly what has happened with ZombiU, as it gives the player a cricket bat as their only melee option — a loving nod to the seminal 2004 British horror comedy Shaun of the Dead. In case you haven't seen it, the film focuses on one man's quest...

Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph

It's good to be bad

The film and television industry is traditionally content to boss over video games: movie adaptations of popular gaming franchises are more often than not sub-par, while other projects reference games lazily without any real understanding of the medium. Outside of documentaries like Indie Game: The Movie and more careful...