Sony Pictures recently suffered from a hacking incident, which caused a number of embarrassing emails to be made known to the public. Information from newly leaked emails from the company reveals the company’s plans of doing a “Super Smash Bros.” movie. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
A new batch of Sony Pictures leaked emails recently emerged on the Internet after WikiLeaks posted documents from the company’s database. Among the leaked emails include Sony’s plans of doing a movie based on Nintendo’s hit video game characters including Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros.
According to Game Rant, an email dated Feb. 2014 referenced to an email exchange between Amy Pascal and Avi Arad. The outlet cited that the said email was about “Super Smash Bros.” and a meeting in Japan with Arad and his “Nintendo guy.” The first email also mentions a “full court press” under the said franchise. The outlet noted that the second email, dated in Nov. 2014, links to a story about Nintendo’s Amiibo figures with reference to an “interesting bit on Smash Brothers.”
These email exchanges between Pascal and Arad indicate that Sony Pictures has been planning to create movies based on “Super Smash Bros.” and “Mario” and these emails seem to confirm previous rumors that Sony and Nintendo considered making an animated “Super Mario Bros.” movie.
Digital Trends also mentioned that there are other email exchanges between Pascal and Arad, which support these claims including Arad’s alluded “five year chase” to acquiring filming rights to Zelda, Mario, and Donkey Kong.
“I am going to try and bring back a little plumber. I guess we can all use our pipes cleaned,” said Arad.
There have been no confirmations yet as to whether or not Sony Pictures and Nintendo will be tying up to create a “Super Smash Bros.” movie. Nintendo has previously worked together with other outlets in creating the 1993 “Super Mario Brothers” movie and the series, “Captain N: The Game Master.”
Nintendo was previously rumored to be released a “Legend of Zelda” TV series on Netflix, but the company has responded to these rumors and said that the reports were inaccurate.
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