Maker Studios' Polaris videogame channel is launching four live-action shorts based on Super Mario Bros.' Mushroom Kingdom from screenwriter and director Evan Daugherty, scribe of Lionsgate's forthcoming "Divergent" and last year's "Snow White and the Huntsman."
"The Four Players" short films reimagines a different character from Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. franchise, featuring The Fixer (Mario), The Addict (Luigi), The Star (Princess Peach) and The Soldier (Toad). "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," Daugherty said.
Polaris' YouTube channel, but increasingly is looking to capture more audience (and ad dollars) on its own site at PolarisGo.com.
Watch the first two shorts, "The Fixer" and "The Addict":
Maker's Polaris Launches Four-Part Film Series Inspired by Super Mario Bros.
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