Dennis Hopper Sounded Like Fun On The Mario Movie Set

As we know, 1993's Super Mario Bros. movie went through a few different scripts (and entire concepts) before it hit the silver screen.

This created a few problems! One of them being the fact the movie's big name stars, like Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins, were signed up because they liked the looks of a "Mad Max" style movie set in a dystopian future. By the time they turned up on set, however, things had changed.

Two writers, Parker Bennett and Terry Runté, had been brought in to compile a revised, workable screenplay, and budget constraints meant that it wasn't just special effects that had to go. Some lines of dialogue had to go as well.

Which didn't sit too well with Dennis Hopper.

"We were drafted in to just look through the script at everything that hadn't been shot and see if we could make any cuts, anything we could trim or shorten or do less of, because they were so far over-budget", Bennett told fan site SMB The Movie Archive in a 2010 interview.

"So, we did that and we did it to the point where Dennis Hopper was hollering at me because I cut some lines of his. Like for half-an-hour he was hollering at me and made Terry and me look up the word 'act' in the dictionary."

Being consummate professionals, they held their tongues and did just that.

Interview — Parker Bennett (Screenwriter) [SMBmovie.com, via Go Nintendo]


Comments

    Did they find the definition was "Dennis Hopper"? I don't think so.

    i dont get it this movie was awesome

      I know, I personally loved the movie.

    Is this just a ploy to get me to read the original article because maybe it didn't get enough hits or something? I don't see anything new worth noting here...

      Kotaku COMPLETELY underplayed this interview. They focused in on the most irrelevant section of the entire piece.

      Check out the full thing; it featured quotes on which games they played, what inspired them, what the sequel would have been like and more. They pretty much explain the movie they WOULD have made.

    I imagine that Dennis Hopper always carried a tank of 'unnamed gas' on his belt and when he got really pissed off he'd silently turn the valve and stare at you as he brought the delivery mask to his face and sucked it into his lungs... and then, not before, was it officially and truly ON.

    *chills*

    If I had signed up for Fallout but ended up doing Hello Kitty's Island Adventure I would be pretty pissed as well.

    Fallout Kitty.

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