Okay, time to gingerly pull back the lid on the velvet lined box of "NOPE" and add another movie to the list of "Video Games That Don't Need Cinematic Adaptations," as WikiLeaks, the whistleblower on the numerous evils that plague our societies, has revealed that Sony Pictures fancy bringing Nintendo's seminal Super Smash Bros. to the silver screen!
If you've no idea what Smash Bros. is, it's a crossover beat-em-up which pits various iconic Nintendo characters, and a few extra special ones, against each other in absolutely mental battles, including up to 8 player death-matches. Which are absolutely insane.
According to Ars Technica, a number of emails between legendary movie producer Avi Arad and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal were said to have mentioned, or alluded to, the fighting game series, including one about a "full court press" regarding the franchise and a "five year chase" of Sony attempting to get their hands on the rights for characters in the Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong series.
How far along and successful have Sony been in their chase is anyone's guess at the moment. Maybe Sony are after the rights to create an animated series or something. That, I'd jump at the chance to see. But seeing as Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata quashed our fledgling dreams of a live-action Zelda series, I'd throw cold water on these ideas and chill 'em out a bit.
...stranger things have happened.
What do you think?
(Source: Ars Technica)