Animated Mario Brothers Film in the Works at Universal

Animated Mario Brothers Film in the Works at Universal

Animated Mario Brothers Film in the Works at Universal

In one of the highest profile licensing deals made by a Hollywood studio in decades, Illumination Entertainment have nearly sealed the deal make the animated movie.

Last year, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed that the company wanted to re-enter the movie business, and leaned towards animation because of the (in) famously poor 1993 Super Mario film.

There is perhaps no category of film adaptation more maligned than the video game movie. With this being an animated feature though this Mario movie should have a much more recognisable look to it.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, they've nearly reached one of those partnership deals with the studio behind the Minions movie, Illumination Entertainment. Let's face it, Illumination are one of the best animation houses out there at the moment, so they're more than flawless to bring a new Super Mario Brothers movie to the screen. It would be animated by Illumination's Paris studio Mac Guff and is in the early stages of development, meaning it likely wouldn't come out for several years. Animated films, especially ones as important as this, tend to take a long time to make, so don't even bother to start holding your breath yet.

Therefore, Nintendo wants to make sure that it has an appropriate amount of creative input if this Mario movie is to be made. It has made "Minions" and "The Secret Life of Pets".

There's nothing further to report at this time, but we'll keep you informed as updates roll in.

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