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Pictured: John Cena, one of the most ape-like creatures on Earth, has been tapped to play the titular role.

Pictured: John Cena, one of the most ape-like creatures on Earth, has been tapped to play the titular role.

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.

The most lovable video game maker on the planet.

The most lovable video game designer on the planet.

After their digital event, and an extremely awkward series of technical issues, some time was spent showcasing how Splatoon is going to be FUN AS HELL and if you disagree you’re WRONG. I don’t care if it’s your opinion, it’s a wrong opinion and I won’t stand for it.

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