Major Hollywood star looks unrecognisable as he dresses up as video game character for hilarious music video – can you guess who it is?
Jack Black looks unrecognisable as he sports a bushy grey beard as his Super Mario Bros. Movie character Bowser for an entertaining new music video.
The actor, 53, who is the voice of Bowser in the film, is seen climbing through a window before sitting at a peach coloured piano in the clip.
He is seen wearing an eye-catching green suit and a black helmet with metal studs around the headwear.
The helmet features bright red feathered detail at the top which cascades down onto Jack’s shoulders.
In the clip, he can be heard belting out the song Peaches, which features in the movie and was written by Jack.
New man? Jack Black, 53, looks unrecognisable as he sports a bushy grey beard as his Super Mario Bros. Movie character Bowser for an entertaining new music video
Animated: The actor is the voice of Bowser in the animated film (pictured at a special screening of Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie at Regal LA Live this month)
Jack, who is part of comedy rock duo Tenacious D, is seen dancing around in the video which was directed by Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade.
The film’s co-director Aaron Horvath told Rolling Stone: ‘Jack Black is an incredible singer and musician, so we spent a night writing the song and sent the demo to Jack.
‘A couple days later, Jack sent us back a finished track. He had added his own twist on it and his pianist played an original music track for it.’
It comes after Jack said it was a ‘no-brainer’ to play Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
The star voices the fire-breathing antagonist in the new film adaptation of the hit Nintendo video game series and had no doubts about taking the role as there is an established audience for the movie.
Jack told the BBC: ‘My instinct was to say “yes” straight away, but then my agent says, “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. Let’s negotiate with them.”
‘But for me, it’s one of those no-brainers. “They want you to play Bowser in SuperMario Brothers?” That just sounds like a home run. There’s a built-in audience of kids around the world who are familiar with this brand.
‘So it’s got that, and it’s being made by Illumination who have done some of my favourite animations over the years.
In costume: He is seen wearing an eye-catching green suit and a black helmet with metal studs around the headwear
Bold attire: The helmet features bright red feathered detail at the top which cascades down onto Jack’s shoulders
Making music: In the clip, he can be heard belting out the song Peaches, which features in the movie and was written by Jack
Movie magic: Jack voices the character of Bowser (left) in the film, in which he is seen alongside Luigi, who is voiced by Charlie Day
‘Who wouldn’t want to party with that band? It’s two ginormous brands meeting together in a perfect storm of entertainment.’
The new flick is the latest in the trend of video game adaptations – following on from the Uncharted movie and The Last of Us TV series – and Jack thinks that the influence of video games will be felt on both the big and small screens for years to come.
The School of Rock star said: ‘In the future, film and television are going to keep going towards using the stories told in video games, because that market seems to be growing and growing exponentially.
‘The TV and film industries seem to be seeing a little bit of shrinkage. It will be interesting to see what happens to the entertainment industry over the next 20 to 30 years but I think we will be seeing more storytelling from the gaming universe.’
Good career move: Jack said it was a ‘no-brainer’ to play Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie (pictured in Los Angeles this month)
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