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Sony were trying to get the rights to a Pokemon and Super Smash Bros movie?

Son Of D

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Recently Wikileaks put up a whole load of emails from Sony. Among them were two emails regarding getting the movie rights to Mario, Super Smash Bros and Pokemon. We knew about the Mario movie in the past, but this is the first time hearing about Smash and Pokemon.





Blanked out the emails just in case it was against the rules to have them visible. I won't link to Wikileaks either since again I'm not sure if it's bannable.

But yeah, how the fuck would a Smash movie work?
 

Broken Joystick

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That's the only email that mentions Pokémon but it'd make sense. If you read through everything, Arad has been meeting with Nintendo's Tokyo people/person for over half a decade trying to get rights for Mario, Donkey Kong and so on.

Also Amy Pascal bought Mario Kart 8 on launch day.

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I believe that they will prefer separate characters such as Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong. If we can get into an agreement with them it will allow us some of their characters which will be the way to go but it has taken me a long time to get Mario seriously on their agenda. When I come back I will know better how we are doing. Then we will figure out if we do it one at a time or give them a deal they cannot refuse but I will talk to you after the screening and explain what is going on there.
On Feb 23, 2014, at 10:32 PM, Pascal, Amy wrote:
> It would be huge to get this and tell me tomorrow what other characters besides the brothers come with it
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>> On Feb 23, 2014, at 2:32 PM, "Avi Arad" <avi@aradproductions.com> wrote:
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>> i have a meeting in march and may,lets hope that it will do after a five year chase.
>>> On Feb 23, 2014, at 1:49 PM, Pascal, Amy wrote:
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>>> What r the next steps on Nintendo
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TedHub

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A Avengers/MCU kind of deal with individual movies for the different franchises would be interesting...
 

Azure J

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Super Smash Bros movie would work only if they went with a Who Framed Roger Rabbit angle of everyone's in character doing shit because "why not?" versus any time of put together narrative a la SSE. Also, it has to be funny as all hell.
 

Nintendoga

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Spending months waiting for Smash trailers trying to figure out which character is going to be in the movie.
 

Hatchtag

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A Smash Bros project without Sakurai involved would go about as well as the last time Sony tried to make a Smash Bros project without Sakurai involved.
 

BocoDragon

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The heads of Nintendo would never allow this, would they?
Pre-1993 they sure would have. The Mario movie made them change their tune and get conservative about lending out their properties... But recently Nintendo was doing poorly so I genuinely think they'd have been considering it.
 
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I'd rather see Smash Bros. as a TV series.

I've always wanted to see what a western-made Pokemon cartoon would be like. Can't be worse than the anime.

A Smash Bros project without Sakurai involved would go about as well as the last time Sony tried to make a Smash Bros project without Sakurai involved.
Damn.
 

Parham

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Guess I need to post this again since there are some people who seem to have already forgotten after 2 page. Wow, how the mind slips!

"Allegedly"

Opening admitting to sexually assaulting someone(then banning anyone who called him out for it)


Posting revenge porn with their real full names then another admin(a now jailed pedophile) printed the photos and jacked off over them and sent it to the boyfriend.


You're right, how can we even know if he's guilty or not? HMMMM

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GG-Duo

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Interesting, however this sounds like it's just some people looking for leads.

Doesn't sound like it's actually in development.
 

Parham

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Guess I need to post this again since there are some people who seem to have already forgotten after 2 page. Wow, how the mind slips!

"Allegedly"

Opening admitting to sexually assaulting someone(then banning anyone who called him out for it)


Posting revenge porn with their real full names then another admin(a now jailed pedophile) printed the photos and jacked off over them and sent it to the boyfriend.


You're right, how can we even know if he's guilty or not? HMMMM

Also:
 

Mpl90

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A...Smash bros. Movie you say?
With...Tartakovsky working on it?

Excuse me while I furiously go outside screaming out nosensical words and crying rivers right before realising this pitch will probably never see the light of the sun, and falling into deep depression.
 

phanphare

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that second email.....the subtext is intriguing

sounds more like smash bros. know what I'm sayin' Uncle Phil????
 

ChaosXVI

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I mean, I can't blame them for trying to acquire the rights to make a Smash Brothers movie. It could be the worst piece of trash ever, and no doubt it would still make truckloads of cash for Sony and Nintendo both if they could work out an arrangement.

I mean...I'd watch it. But I imagine Nintendo would want a ton of control over the project and that'd probably keep it from reaching production.
 

Piers

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Sakurai will not want the film to have a story because he was upset that people watched Brawl's on YouTube.
 

Jawmuncher

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Snake spying on the Bus would have been the ultimate movie.


"Some of the characters are on a bus on the way to the stadium. Samus is there. Donkey Kong is there and Snake is watching the bus from afar."
 

Uhyve

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I imagine Metroid, Zelda and Pokemon could be made into good movie franchises. But Mario and Donkey Kong?

I mean, Mario talks entirely in exclamations and Donkey Kong is a gorilla. How would that work while being faithful to the games?
 
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Now that Nintendo is on mobile, I dont see how they wouldnt want to make money out of their IPs given Wii U 's situation
 

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Honestly, and I'm being serious here, but I think a Smash Bros movie would work better than any of the individual franchise's movies, aside from Pokemon, Earthbound, or maaaaybe Fire Emblem.

Assuming, of course, they don't try to make it some hyper serious movie or some shit.
 

Jawmuncher

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Honestly, and I'm being serious here, but I think a Smash Bros movie would work better than any of the individual franchise's movies, aside from Pokemon, Earthbound, or maaaaybe Fire Emblem.

Assuming, of course, they don't try to make it some hyper serious movie or some shit.
Wreck it Ralph but with more big name characters. I can dig it.