Screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Snow White and The Huntsman) has created a gritty-crime-drama, Super Mario Bros. short films for Maker Studios’ Polaris. The series is called The Four Players, and it re-imagines four of the characters from the classic video game franchise...pretty cool, right?!
The first film is called "The Fixer," which centers on Mario, and the second called "The Addict," which focuses on Luigi. The next two shorts are called "Star," which features Princess Peach, and "The Soldier," which follows Toad.
The Four Players:
Showing how much of a true fan Daugherty is he had this to say in a statement:
"Making these short films gave me a chance to really ‘do my own thing,’ while having a little fun treating one of my favorite video-game properties with a darker vibe."
Nintendo hasn't been involved with a film since the first Super Mario Bros. movie crashed and burned in the '90s (ouch!). Hopefully these short films give them the push they need to try again?
Below I have provided a playlist of all four films, enjoy.