Monday, February 20, 2012

Patrick Tatopoulos Lost 'Super Mario Bros (1983)' Concept Art Has Bite

Monday, February 20, 2012 - by Maurice Mitchell 0

A while back I posted a search for concept drawings from Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld, Stargate, Face-Off) for the film Super Mario Bros (1983). Turns out I had some all along! I was going through photos on my hard drive and found this awesome one featuring King Koopa's de-evolution into a dinosaur at the end of the film.



There's a great article of Rob Burman, the man behind the production of the Koopa Creature, at SMBmovie.com that details how much work went into designing and building the creature for this sequence.

It could be fan art, but it matches his style perfectly. Plus, its signed and dated by Tatopoulos himself.

What do you think of his work on the film? If you saw the film, what did you think of it?

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