Dallas-Born Screenwriter Evan Daugherty Screenwriter Re-Imagines A Darker Super Mario Brothers.

It seems like a sure thing at this point: Evan Daugherty, a Hollywood screenwriter and a member of St. Mark's School of Texas' graduating class of '00, is about to blow up big time.

The writer, already responsible for last year's Snow White and the Huntsman as well as this year's Robert DeNiro- and John Travolta-starring Killing Season, has a healthy platter laid out before him these days. In addition to penning the screenplay for Divergent the film adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel of the same name, his name is also attached to the just-announced next film in the G.I. Joe franchise, plus (in a weird twist of local coincidence) the next big-screen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adaptation that's due out some time next year.

He's also starting to test the directorial waters out some, too — albeit on a much-smaller scale. Recently, Daugherty was commissioned by web content house Makers to write and direct a series of shorts on Super Mario Bros. for its Youtube geek culture channel, Polaris. His resulting series, called The Four Players, takes an in-depth, modernized and decidedly dark look at the four main characters in the Mario franchise: Our plump, titular, plumbing hero; his leaner brother, Luigi; his princess girlfriend, Peach; and their ol' pal, Toad.

They're short clips, but fun watches, to be sure. Pretty clearly, Daugherty's Snow White and the Hunstman filter is on full blast here: This series has a pretty substantial Christopher Nolan-like feel; it might as well be called The Plumber Rises or Mario Begins.

Check them out below.

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