According to a tweet from director John Chu
, Nintendo prohibited a 15-second clip of the Super Mario Bros.
theme song from being used in an upcoming film adaptation of pop prince Justin Bieber's life,
Crank 3 Never Say Never
. Chu seemed frustrated, but we understand why a company like Nintendo has to be so careful about how its flagship property is used. Also, our condolences to Justin Bieber, whom Nintendo apparently ranks just slightly below shampoo
, and, of course, this
. Sleep well, buddy.
Hey, maybe Chu should have just used it without asking. ... What's that, Captain Lou?
... Oh, OK, never mind.