Moving from arcade screens to the big screen, the second trailer for Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. movie gives a first look at Princess Peach and Donkey Kong.
The action comedy, directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, is the first animated movie based on Nintendo’s wildly popular video game. Written by Matthew Fogel, the film features a star-studded ensemble that includes Christ Pratt, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Anya Taylor-Joy, Keegan-Michael Key, and Charlie Day.
In the new trailer released Tuesday, the animated film shows Mario (voiced by Pratt) entering an arena where he faces off against Donkey Kong (voiced by Rogen). It then cuts to Luigi (voiced by Day) being threatened by Bowser (voiced by Black), otherwise known as King of the Koopa, who is looking for Mario. The trailer continues with sample clips of Mario’s journey with Luigi to rescue the imprisoned Princess Peach (voiced by Taylor-Joy).
‘Come on, Mario. Our great adventure begins now,” says Toad (voiced by Key) in the trailer, and an action-packed adventure is exactly what Mario is about. Mario and the crew can be seen in the trailer jumping through Mushroom World, Rainbow Road and through obstacles to face Bowser and rescue the princess.
the console game, Super Mario Bros.was created by Nintendo in 1985 and is based on the arcade game Mario Bros. The game also inspired several game sequels, a television cartoon, a live-action movie in 1993, and now an animated movie.
The Super Mario Bros. movie will be released on April 7. Watch the newly released trailer below.