Nintendo might be making an animated 'Super Mario Bros.' movie

A New Mario Movie Could Happen As Nintendo Reportedly Nears Deal With Despicable Me Studio

There may be no hard confirmation of this deal, but Nintendo has been reportedly interested in licensing their characters to other mediums (remember Mario's cameo in Pixels?).

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

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.

Nintendo is keen to keep some level of control over the film, and apparently Shigeru Miyamoto is likely to be attached as a producer. Those familiar with the deal say that Nintendo and Illumination have been in talks for over a year, but spokespeople from both camps declined to comment on the potential film. The original live-action Super Mario Bros, a 1993 film starring Bob Hoskins as Mario and John Leguizamo as Luigi, was a damn nightmare.

Nintendo has famously been hesitant to allow its franchises to be adapted into movies.

Let's all hope (and pray) that Nintendo, together with Illumination Entertainment, can pull this off.

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.

The 32-year-old Super Mario Brothers video game series and its spin-offs have sold more than 330 million units.

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