Nintendo is dipping their toes into Video Game Movie waters again, this time with a film adaptation of the classic video game series Donkey Kong. John Cena, current and twelve-time WWE Champion, will portray Donkey Kong himself through a combination of live action and CGI.
“It’s like Where The Wild Things Are, if you remember that,” said Cena of the process, “where it’s mostly me, but they computer in some fur and whatever. I get to wear the actual red tie that was modeled by a gorilla for the original arcade cabinet art. It’s a real honor.”
Nintendo Media Productions, a newly-formed subsidiary, will advise on the project in conjunction with Miramax. Donkey Kong creator Shigeru Miyamoto, when asked if he could divulge any further details about the movie, simply said, “You will rike it,” and gave an adorable, impish grin.
Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper are expected to reprise their roles as Mario Mario and King Koopa, respectively.