Nintendo Is Finally Making Another Super Mario Bros. Movie

James Marshall
November 14, 2017

With the recent release of Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch on October 27, TheDominoKing made a decision to craft a domino tribute to the 3D game - and after two months of continuous work, the results pretty much speak for themselves.

Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is said to have been playing a key part in the negotiations and could serve as a producer on any eventual film.

With the failure of the live-action movie, it makes sense that Nintendo would choose the animated route.

If the deal goes through, it will mark the first major feature-length film for Nintendo since the 1993 live-action movie, which starred Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, outside of the ongoing Pokémon franchise.

Of course, Nintendo is nearly laughably protective of their intellectual properties, especially after the disastrous 1993 live action Super Mario Bros. movie.

Only one film is now planned according to sources close to the talks. The deal follows an agreement made by Universal and Nintendo two years ago, in which they have been granted permission to build a Mario Brothers theme park.

That's according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports that Nintendo is in talks with Illumination Entertainment, a subsidiary of Universal Studios responsible for movies like Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Minions. It will be based on the 32-year-old Super Mario Bros series, about a plumber and his pals saving the Mushroom Kingdom from Bowser and the evil Koopas.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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