Nintendo Making Animated Mario Movie With Studio Behind Minions

Nintendo Making Animated Mario Movie With Studio Behind Minions

After the glowing success of Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo has now confirmed that the famous plumper will get a second chance at big screen status.

However, despite the companies' experience in the industry, the "most complicated issue" in the deal is how involved Nintendo will be in the creative process.

There hasn't been a Nintendo film since 1993's widely-panned Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo, although Nintendo has received its fair share of offers since then. Aside from being live-action, a dumb enough move, the film didn't look like the games at all, featuring a weird futuristic city and dinosaur people over the beautiful Mushroom Kingdom.

Mario is more popular than ever these days. Though with that said, the report does make some sense.

Do you remember the original Mario Bros. arcade game?

No release date for the new film has been revealed, so fans are in for a long wait. Nintendo had revealed it was in talks with several Hollywood studios about making films based on its games. Also, there was no way to save your progress or your high score, so it taught '90s kids about the impermanence of life.

Illumination's Despicable Me 3 is the top-grossing animated feature globally this year. Dennis Hopper played the villainous King Koopa.

This isn't the first time Mario made it to the big screen. Polygon has reached out to both Nintendo and Illumination for comment.

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