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Nintendo and Universal in talks for animated Mario Bros. movie

14 November, 2017, 19:56 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Nintendo set to bring Mario to the big screen with Minions animation studio

The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo is in talks with Universal and Illumination Entertainment (the shop behind the "Despicable Me" franchise) for an animated movie version of their popular video game series. However, it seems that the current plan is for Universal Animation - the studio behind Minions and Shrek - to handle the actual production of the animated movie once the final arrangements have been made. The talks between Illumination and Nintendo have reportedly been taking place for over a year, which makes sense given the history this franchise has with Hollywood. It's also been rumored that they've collaborated on projects in the past that didn't necessarily come to fruition.

The Super Mario Brothers could be smashing bricks on the big screen soon.

We'll bring you more as we get it.

Nintendo's now taking steps to make Mario's friendly face more recognizable outside his games, but this is the first we've heard about a movie in quite some time.

Super Mario Bros. has previously been adapted as an anime movie, an anime miniseries, several American cartoons, and a live-action movie.

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. While we can't quite fathom what the film's plot will be about, we're going to bet that this theoretical movie will at least be visually pleasing.

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