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Strange Moments in History

edited December 2014 in News & Politics
Start this off with Obama on the Colbert Report

Followed by the Basketball ft. Dennis Rodman and 3 of the Harlem Globetrotters game during North Korea's nuclear testing.


  • RajioRajio Centurion
    love this thread idea
  • Didn't see Mortal Kombat. Boo.
  • Report: Sony Making Super Mario Bros. Movie

    Well. This is one of the weirdest things we've heard in a long time.

    If you've missed it, Sony Pictures - the company's movie studio business - was recently hacked. The contents of what was obtained from the breach are still being sifted through, but according to a report on Buzzfeed, there's a secret business deal in there that's very interesting.

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    "I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic]," producer Avi Arad told Sony studio chief Amy Pascal in an email dated Oct. 23, 2014, with the subject line "Mario." Arad then forwarded Pascal separate images of him with Mario Bros.creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the latter of which included the message, "Happy ceo, lets get together, it's the mother load. [sic]"
    The film, which the emails say will be animated, is only in the very earliest stages of production, with no personnel currently attached (though there are daydreams that Samurai Jack's Genndy Tartakovsky might be tempted).123

    If the absurdity of this needs to be pointed out, Sony Pictures is part of Sony, the same company that makes the PlayStation, and which also developers a ton of its own video games. Yet the Buzzfeed report says they "could not find any emails in which anyone at Sony Pictures expressed concern about any conflicts with their video game corporate cousin Sony Computer Entertainment, which is a direct competitor with Nintendo."

    Before you go bananas, remember: just because Sony has the rights to this (the wording of the report makes it sound like Arad picked up the rights himself then brought them to studios) doesn't mean it'll get made. Most video game movies - hell, most movies - never make it from the handshake to the silver screen.4

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    If this somehow did get anywhere though, it won't be the first animated Mario movie. While most folks only remember the live-action disaster, a Japanese animated film was made in the 80s that...wasn't bad.

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    In related news, Sega is also looking (via Polygon) to flesh out a number of its bigger franchises, hoping to turn stuff like Golden Axe, Shinobi, Virtua Fighter, Crazy Taxi and Altered Beast into movies and TV series.567

    Sega developing films and TV shows based on Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Crazy Taxi, more
    Sega is working to develop its classic video game franchises, including Shinobi, Golden Axe,…
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    Sony Pictures Lands "Mario Bros." Movie Rights From Nintendo, Leaked Emails Show [Buzzfeed]

    source: Kotaku Written by: Luke Plunkett
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