Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Nintendo might be making a feature-length Mario movie

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Edmund Wade | 15 November, 2017, 00:27

Nintendo and Universal's Illumination Entertainment are reportedly in talks for the development of an animated film based on the Super Mario franchise.

The 1993 version of Super Mario Bros. has become a cult classic, but it flopped so bad in theaters it made less than half of its budget back.

One of the main requirements for Nintendo, according to the report, is a certain degree of creative control over its signature character, perhaps the most recognizable video game face of all time. However, it seems the wound is finally healing as Nintendo is apparently close to signing a deal on a potential Super Mario Bros movie.

Super Mario Bros. has previously been adapted as an anime movie, an anime miniseries, several American cartoons, and a live-action movie.

It's easy to see why Nintendo hasn't made a film in a while; most movies based on video games are bad. They've made Pokémon movies but, beyond that, rumours of movies based on Mario and The Legend of Zelda have been around for years. 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. Considering Mario's mutability over the years, the movie could really be about anything-a rowdy go-kart race, for instance. Their films include such successful fare as Despicable Me, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing.

We'll bring you more as we get it.

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