Mario Movie Being Developed By Illumination Entertainment

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The rumors were indeed true: according to Nintendo’s latest Strategy Briefing, they’re teaming up with American animation studio Illumination (Despicable Me, Minions) to create a Mario film. Series creator Shigeru Miyamoto will be co-producing the flick alongside Illumination Founder CEO Chris Meledandri. No tentative date has been given, but it will be co-financed by Nintendo and Universal Pictures, with the latter distributing it worldwide.

For those experiencing bad memories about the ill-fated 1993 Super Mario Bros. live-action dud, don’t shout doom and gloom just yet: with Miyamoto producing the film and Nintendo overlooking the film-making process, we imagine this will be a film much closer in spirit to Nintendo’s flagship series.

Can the new Mario movie make up for the sins of the past? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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