It has become clear that nostalgia moves everything in the entertainment industry, and there is nothing more representative of this than the Super Mario Bros. video games officially launched in 1985 which, to this day, is one of the most loved by gamers, as well as is the main figure of Nintendo. But all those adventures of the charismatic plumber who stood out for being a noble, kind character and with an admirable sense of duty are about to be transported to the big screen.
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It is important to clarify that this will not be the first time I do it, in 1993 Super Mario Bros. was released – 15% by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, which to tell the truth was a disaster. But this time it will arrive in the hands of Illumination Entertainment, the same company responsible for hits like Despicable Me – 81%, Minions – 56%, Sing or The Secret Life of Pets – 74%, which indicates that it will at least be a remarkable production.
Yesterday afternoon, during the Nintendo direct, the cast of the new animated film was unveiled, highlighting stars such as Chris Pratt as Mario, Jack Black as Bowser and Anya Taylor-Joy, one of the most acclaimed names in the last couple of years, such as Princess Peach. . The news generated a stir, and although there are those who still do not trust enough in what will result from this, the latest successes on video games such as Sonic The Movie – 89%, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – 69% or Free Guy: Taking Control – 96% have already generated certain expectations.
This won’t be the first time Pratt has voiced an animated character, previously working on successful projects like The Great Lego Adventure – 96% where he played Emmett, and Unidos – 84%, where he was the voice of Barley Lightfoot. Now, taking on a character as iconic as Mario Bros., this means a great challenge for him, but also a dream come true. Below, you can see the video that he uploaded to Instagram talking about it.
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There was a coin-operated laundromat near my house, and it had Super Mario Bros., the original arcade game. I loved that game. I never had 25 cents [por lo que] He would steal quarters from a wish fountain. The room [de dólar] that I stole from the wishing well to play Super Mario Bros. has come true, I may be Mario’s voice, but clearly I stole someone else’s wish. So I’ll wait for that row of karma dominoes to collapse on me. But for now, it’s me, Mario.
Guardians of the Galaxy actor – 91% and Jurassic World – 71% said they were excited by what Illumination and Nintendo have been working on together, and although he did not give a preview of what his voice will sound like on the tape, he ended the video by declaring that dreams do come true, emphasizing that it is the game you dreamed of as a child. Jack black and Anya Taylor-JoyThey limited themselves to sharing images of their characters after the official announcement.
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The film will be directed by Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans in Action: The Movie – 83%) and Michael Jelenic (screenwriter of Batman: Return of the Masked Man – 89%), with the script by Matthew Fogel (The Great Lego Adventure 2 – 78%). Also part of the cast are Charlie Day, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen and Kevin Michael Richardson, in addition to having some cameos Charles Martinet, who was one of the most recognized voices of the character in video games. The film is expected to hit theaters in December of next year.