While I thought the movie didn't do the game justice, the visuals are amazing! Knowing it was done by Mr. Tatopoulos makes sense.
The movie gets a 13% from Rotten Tomatoes, but the fans are going strong! They even host screenings of the movie in different cities like New York.
Super Mario Bros. is a 1993 American action film directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. Based on the Super Mario Bros. video game and its entire franchise, the film features Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper and Samantha Mathis. It tells the story of the Mario brothers, Mario and Luigi, as they find a parallel universe, where King Koopa is a dictator. They have to rescue Princess Daisy and stop Koopa from attempting to merge the dimensions so that he could become a dictator of both worlds.
Super Mario Bros. was released on May 28, 1993, and received mainly negative reviews. It was a box office bomb, recouping only $21 million of its $48 million budget. Despite this, the film was nominated for two Saturn Awards (one for Best Costume, the other for Best Make-up). - Wikpedia
One of the most dedicated fans is the owner of SMBmovie.com. He posted on a message board asking if anyone has concept art from the film. I thought I'd help out by posting what he has on his awesome site and putting the call out.
Patrick Tatopoulos' website isn't up yet, but it's at http://www.tatopoulosstudios.net/
Here are the illustrators according to IMDb
Tim Eckel - set designer
Tim Galvin - set designer
John P. Goldsmith - set designer
Geoffrey S. Grimsman - set designer
Sean Haworth - set designer
Bruton Jones - set designer
Alisa Lumbreras - scenic artist
Nancy Mickelberry - set designer
William H. Neff - graphic designer
Clare Scarpulla - set designer
Brian Stultz - chief scenic artist
Timothy Burgard - storyboard artist (uncredited)
Robert Consing - storyboard artist (uncredited)
Jesse Silver - storyboard artist (uncredited)
Eugene Yelchin - storyboard artist (uncredited)
Patrick Tatopoulos - creatures designer and supervisor
Robert Scifo - concept/matte artist
Do you know where we can find more Super Mario Bros concept art?