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Super Mario Getting Animated Film From Illumination Entertaiment

Super Mario Getting Animated Film From Illumination Entertaiment

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is in talks with Universal's Illumination Entertainment to bring their signature mascot Mario to the big screen. It would also be good timing since Nintendo, as well as the "Super Mario" brand, are in the middle of a resurgence.

Super Mario Brothers is a video game that follows plumber brothers Mario and Luigi as they navigate their fantasy world of evil turtles and poisonous mushrooms. If Nintendo wanted a United States-based studio to make a Mario movie, there could be few better choices than Illumination Entertainment. Expect other favorites like Bowser and Princess Peach to be in the movie since Nintendo has been very protective of their properties.

The characters, or any Nintendo character in fact, haven't been seen on the big-screen since the disastrous Super Mario Brothers movie in 1993 which starred Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo.

It's easy to see why Nintendo hasn't made a film in a while; most movies based on video games are awful.

The notion of a Mario movie seems like a no-brainer.

The animated Super Mario Bros. film is now in "early development", which doesn't mean much. Considering Mario's mutability over the years, the movie could really be about anything-a rowdy go-kart race, for instance. The studio boasts a long streak of blockbuster hits such as "Despicable Me", "Minions", "The Secret Life of Pets" and "Sing".

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