Minions Studio Reportedly Making Mario Bros. Movie, Shigeru Miyamoto Involved

Minions Studio Reportedly Making Mario Bros. Movie, Shigeru Miyamoto Involved

Nintendo is close to a deal with Illumination Entertainment for an animated movie based on the popular video game franchise, "Super Mario Bros.", CNN has confirmed.

Looks like Mario and Luigi will be getting a second shot at the big screen very soon.

The deal comes after years of Nintendo being unwilling to pull the trigger on licensing their sacred property for the use of a major motion picture. The animated movie would be released by Universal, which handles finances and the release of Illumination films and has a previous relationship with Nintendo that includes creating Nintendo-themed lands at Universal Studios.

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Nintendo is hesitant to make trade deals after several awful third-party video games almost destroyed them in the 90s. The last and only feature-length film star Mario was the 1993's Super Mario Brothers which starred Bob Hoskins.

Illumination Entertainment, the company behind Despicable Me - which foisted Minions on the world have joined hands with the largest film studios in the world i.e. I'm not sure if an animated film could visually do more than say, Super Mario Odyssey's brief cutscenes, but I'd be interested in anyone attempting to make a 80 minute or so story out of it. "This person" added that Shigeru Miyamoto has been part of the talks and will likely be a producer on the movie along with Mr. Meledandri. Is Illumination the right company to make this film, and is it a good idea that Nintendo - a video game company - have too much creative oversight for their film?

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