Finally! While some people have some weird attachment to the Super Mario Bros. live action theatrical atrocity that was made, many people would rather forget that ever existed. I’ll admit that I did see it when I was a kid but I’ve mostly blocked it out of my memory. Well we can prepare to completely forget that movie ever existed as Nintendo is making a real Mario movie.
Nintendo announced via their Twitter account that they are partnering with Illumination to produce a movie starring Mario, co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri. According to a press release from Nintendo, the film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and distributed theatrically worldwide by Universal Pictures.
Illumination is the animation house that put out the Despicable Me, Minions, and Ice Age movies.
There are no details with regards to what this movie would be about or a timeline for its release. It’s also hard to say if this announcement has been made as a deal was struck between the two companies or if the movie is well into production. The announcement also makes some sense with the planned addition of Super Mario themed attractions at Universal Studios theme parks.
We’ll have to wait and see, but I think many would echo this next sentiment.
Nintendo and Illumination are partnering on a movie starring Mario, co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri! pic.twitter.com/wVRPLIzcGJ
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018