Nintendo Is Reportedly Bringing Mario To The Big Screen Again

Nintendo Is Reportedly Bringing Mario To The Big Screen Again

Nintendo Is Reportedly Bringing Mario To The Big Screen Again

The Super Mario Bros. movie doesn't have an official title yet and is only in early development, so not much is known about it yet.

As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Illumination Entertainment is in talks with Nintendo to bring a brand new Mario Bros. picture to life. Though there is potential for Universal and Illumination Entertainment to turn this into a multi-film franchise. For a better perspective on the importance of the deal, it's worth remembering that Illumination is responsible for the multi-billion dollar franchise Despicable Me and its spin offs.

This news won't take many by surprise, given that Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima did reveal a year ago that the company was in talks with different Hollywood studios as it wants to bring Mario to the big screen.

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Mario's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto has apparently been involved in the talks, and will likely serve as producer on the film if and when it's made. Representatives of both companies refused to comment on the story.

So far, the deal between Illumination and Nintendo is for only one film, but that could change.

Nintendo's original characters have been in the crosshairs of countless movie studios over the years, though Mario is likely seen as the crown jewel. Unfortunately, it became the poster child for terrible movies based on a video game license, and it has taken more than 20 years before we're even hearing about another film starring a character from a Nintendo franchise.

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