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Nintendo Making Animated Mario Movie With Studio Behind Minions

14 November 2017, 08:18 | Jodi Jackson

The film will completely be centralized on Mario. Mario needs no introduction, of course, being Nintendo's iconic mascot and the star of any number of classic video games. It also made the baffling choice to set the story in a dark, Blade Runner-style city and ignore the game's colorful roots and characters. Mario creator and video game guru Shigeru Miyamoto has been a part of these talks with Illumination, and will likely be a producer for the film. Universal Pictures for reaching a deal at Nintendo for an animated Super Mario Bros. movie.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo and Universal Studios are working to adapt Super Mario Bros. into a feature-length animated film.

Neither Universal or Nintendo have confirmed these reports yet, but it's potentially very exciting if true. Finally, is this option a better one than trying to create a live-action film?

Nintendo has famously been hesitant to allow its franchises to be adapted into movies. Video games have not had a good run in recent times - if ever, either - but if anyone can make it work, it's definitely Illumination. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

The Super Mario Brothers series has shifted over 330 million units total for Ninitendo in the years since it first landed on consoles in the 1980s, so it's no surprise that a new film is in the offing.

If all things work out well, it's possible that we'll see Mario returning to the big screen in the future.

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