In light of the successful Sonic movie, it looks like the video game movie renaissance might finally be upon us. What franchises are folks looking forward to possibly seeing on the golden screen, however? Well, now we have a better picture of audience expectations in the US!
A new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult poll has found that the most requested video game movie adaptation right now is a Super Mario Bros. one, with 44% of respondents citing their interest. This was followed by Pac-Man and Mario Kart in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Donkey Kong clocked in at 4th place on the poll.
As for the poll itself, Hollywood Reporter states that it was conducted on a nationally-representative sample of 2,200 US adults – so take that as you will.
You can find the rough results below:
With these figures in mind, it will be interesting to see if Illumination’s upcoming Super Mario film in 2022 will be a hit across the nation, just like Sonic the Hedgehog. Only time will tell.
What do you think? Which one of these franchises do you want a film adaptation of the most? Feel free to share with us below!