After More Than 20 Years, Mario Might Return To The Big Screen

15 November, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
  • Super Mario Odyssey

The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo and Universal are in talks to team up on an animated feature film featuring Mario and that green guy people call his brother.

Once upon a time, Nintendo chose to roll the dice on a big-budget Hollywood adaptation of Super Mario Bros.

The deal comes after years of Nintendo being unwilling to pull the trigger on licensing their sacred property for the use of a major motion picture. They've picked up considerable steam in recent years, though, with rumors of Zelda movies/TV shows and Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima explicitly saying that the company was looking to make partnerships to use their IP outside of video games. The only other time that we've seen Nintendo's signature character in the cinema was in 1993 and the Super Mario Brothers film with Bob Hoskins.

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Could Mario become as popular a movie character as the Minions from "Despicable Me"? Famed designer and Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto has apparently been involved with the negotiations, and will likely serve as a producer.

Let's all hope (and pray) that Nintendo, together with Illumination Entertainment, can pull this off.

Illumination is one of the world's most successful animation studios, having made more than $3.7 billion from its four Despicable Me films, and enjoyed further success with The Secret Life of Pets in 2016. Is Illumination the right company to make this film, and is it a good idea that Nintendo - a video game company - have too much creative oversight for their film? The deal is going to allow Illumination to make future Mario movies, though only one is now in development.

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