Nintendo Close To A Deal On Super Mario Bros Movie

Nintendo's Mario Brothers To Be Turned Into a Movie

Of course, Nintendo is nearly laughably protective of their intellectual properties, especially after the disastrous 1993 live action Super Mario Bros. movie.

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. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo and Universal are in talks to team up on an animated feature film featuring Mario and that green guy people call his brother.

As Kotaku points out, the Wall Street Journal's reports on Nintendo's media haven't always been accurate. Still, it's something fans never expected to see, and now that it'll be animated we can all hope for a solid little movie starring Mario and his friends.

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The notion of a Mario movie seems like a no-brainer. That means it will be several years before the movie is ready for release in theaters.

Currently, Illumination's production slate includes a number of sequels to its existing properties, including Minions 2, Sing 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2, and a take on Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.

1993's Super Mario Bros. will forever be remembered as one of the most notorious adaptations of a video game ever to meet the silver screen. 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. Anyway, we'll have more as news develops.

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