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Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« on: June 27, 2006, 11:58:37 AM »
The system will be used as a spy gadget in the upcoming movie Stormbreaker.

Stormbreaker Spy Film Will Feature the Ultimate Gadget: Nintendo DS    


Video Game System Gets a Starring Role in Hit Series
   


REDMOND, Wash., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The hot-selling Nintendo DS(TM) will make its motion picture debut in the upcoming teen spy thriller Stormbreaker.  Nintendo has signed an agreement with the film's producers that will turn the Nintendo DS into the ultimate spy gadget.  Stormbreaker is based on the first in the popular Alex Rider series of books by Anthony Horowitz, which have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.    


After the murder of his uncle and guardian, the MI6 British spy agency recruits the reluctant 14-year-old Alex Rider to take over his uncle's mission.  Like any good spy, during training he receives his key piece of gadgetry: a Hot Rod Red Nintendo DS.  He also gets several game cards that transform his DS into an eavesdropping device, a wiretap detector or a smoke bomb.    


"Along with writer Anthony Horowitz, we asked ourselves how the Secret Service would get secret tools into the hands of a 14-year-old spy," says Peter Samuelson, who, with his brother Marc, produced the film.  "Nintendo DS is the perfect fit: Alex's spyware hides in plain sight.  Audiences will be thrilled to see how it helps Alex get out of a host of heart-pounding predicaments."    


Stormbreaker is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on July 21 by Entertainment Film Distributors, in the United States on Oct. 6 by The Weinstein Company and worldwide from August by leading local distributors.    


The film stars Alex Pettyfer as Alex Rider, with Sarah Bolger, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Damian Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Missi Pyle, Andy Serkis, Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Walters and Mickey Rourke.    


"The agreement is a perfect marriage of two hot entertainment properties," explains George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications.  "And while the Nintendo DS is one of the most versatile gaming systems available, we unfortunately have no plans to make any DS spy-related functions available to the general public."    


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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 12:34:38 PM »
This is like a late entry into the Alternate DS Lite use contest, right?
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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 12:46:35 PM »
Not much news out there right now, eh?
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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 12:59:46 PM »
So the DS is spyware now? That's bad news for WiiConnect24.
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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006, 01:07:09 PM »
Wow.  This movie sounds really retarded.








It'll no doubt be number one at the box office the weekend it opens.

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006, 01:08:16 PM »
WRONG, the DS was already in Firewall........good movie btw  
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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 01:55:55 PM »
Too bad they couldn't get the DS Lite in the movie. I guess that the DS Phat's toy-like exterior is of more use to a child spy than the cool high-tech glow of the Lite.

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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2006, 02:05:58 PM »
Red?  That's a silly colour for a 'spy gadget'.

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RE:Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2006, 02:07:48 PM »
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Wow.  This movie sounds really retarded.


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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006, 02:25:16 PM »
"It's no Fatal Bullet, that's for sure"

Well... nothing is.

I just realized that Nintendo missed out on a big marketing opportunity.  They shouldn't use the red DS.  They should make a new colour just for the film and then release it when the film comes out as the Official Stormbreaker DS.

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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2006, 02:26:11 PM »
OH SNAP!

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2006, 02:54:56 PM »
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"It's no Fatal Bullet, that's for sure"

Well... nothing is.

I just realized that Nintendo missed out on a big marketing opportunity.  They shouldn't use the red DS.  They should make a new colour just for the film and then release it when the film comes out as the Official Stormbreaker DS.


Nah, I think there's more risk that the Stormbreaker DS will be made fun of if the movie bombs (as it seems it will).

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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2006, 03:12:37 PM »
The movie was probably filmed last year, before the DS Lite was even announced.
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RE:Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2006, 04:02:22 PM »
It's nice to see that Nintendo's marketing is still as good as ever, I mean putting it in a kid spy movie, that's just brilliant. <end sarcasm>

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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2006, 04:16:13 PM »
Hey - that was my idea for the Alternate Use DS Lite Contest!

Shouldn't I win something for my idea getting made into a movie?

Seriously... please?

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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2006, 05:13:32 PM »
Kids will be disappointed when their DS can't shoot rockets.
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RE: Nintendo DS Becomes Movie Star
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2006, 05:24:48 PM »
Product placement sucks. They seriously put a press release out about paying someone to put the DS in a kids movie?

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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2006, 05:34:25 PM »
product placement has been huge since MIB, rayban sales went up 400% after the first movie...
why moan... this is a good thing, kids movies may not be popular on the big screen, but paytv will repeat the movie over and over

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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2006, 06:55:38 PM »
did something happen to ocrmix? theres only one remix for metroid prime, and I remember there were more.


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« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2006, 11:00:17 PM »
The Wizard pt.2.

I want a Black Ice DS that can give people brain damage over WiFi.

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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2006, 04:56:58 AM »
Ugh...hey if it sells the DS, then whatever, but this is just the kind of thing that makes Hollywood TEH CRUDNESS.
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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2006, 05:12:07 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2006, 06:58:36 AM »
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It's nice to see that Nintendo's marketing is still as good as ever, I mean putting it in a kid spy movie, that's just brilliant. <end sarcasm>

It's not bad, If some idiot is sitting in the cinema making fun of it just remind him what movie he's watching. No-one else will even know.

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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2006, 09:19:45 AM »
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The Wizard pt.2.


I was thinking about that.  But instead of The Wizard II, call it The Wiizard.  Super Mario Galaxy will be shown off, and in the climactic game-off, the whiz kid will discover a Warp Zone and get mucho points.

(While I worked at Playdium I was surprised to see Playdium featured in the Lindsay Lohan movie "Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen".  Well, I saw the trailer.  Not sure what compelled me to look at the trailer.  Too bad it wasn't our Playdium location, though.)

The DS being in movies isn't that surprising...games have always been in movies, so why not a popular game system?  The fact that this one is used prominently as a spy gadget in a kid's movie isn't really that surprising either.

Now if they were using the Wii in a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster...that'd be something.

Didn't they use the NES Advantage controller (or a NES controller very much like it) in Ghostbusters II? To control the slimed Statue Of Liberty?

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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2006, 04:41:42 PM »
Hey mabye this will give the DS some much needed press!  
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