Nintendo Close To A Deal On Super Mario Bros Movie

Danny Woods
November 15, 2017

The last and only feature-length film star Mario was the 1993's Super Mario Brothers which starred Bob Hoskins.

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is in talks with Universal's Illumination Entertainment to bring their signature mascot Mario to the big screen.

Mario might be getting another shot at the big screen.

Currently, Illumination's production slate includes a number of sequels to its existing properties, including Minions 2, Sing 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2, and a take on Dr. Seuss' The Grinch. "This person" added that Shigeru Miyamoto has been part of the talks and will likely be a producer on the movie along with Mr. Meledandri.

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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.

It's not uncommon for popular gaming franchises to be turned into movies and while efforts like the Assassin's Creed movie might have bombed, Nintendo would be hoping for a different result. The film is still in the early stages of planning and wouldn't be exiting any warp pipes for several years, and would be animated at Illumination's Paris-based studio Mac Guff.

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