Nintendo making Mario movie with United States studio

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It's no surprise that Nintendo is pushing for this because the live-action Mario film that was released in 1993 flopped badly. Luigi was also mentioned in the report, so it looks like we can expect to see both brothers in the film when it comes out. The film's failure has contributed to why Nintendo has not allowed Hollywood to bring its properties back at the big screen since. Unfortunately, it became the poster child for frightful movies based on a video game license, and it has taken more than 20 years before we're even hearing about another film starring a character from a Nintendo franchise.

The deal would give Illumination the option to make multiple Mario movies, but for now the intention is to focus on one feature rather than ambitiously plan out a whole series.

Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment are closing in on a deal with Nintendo to make a Mario Brothers animated film, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Only recently has the game studio opened up to possibilities in feature-length films based on favorite characters, with Pokemon being the only exception.

There's the traditional way of celebrating the release of a Nintendo video game - and then there's taking it to the next level altogether.




Some people may complain about superhero fatigue, but for fans of the genre, 2018 looks like it will be an fantastic year.

This list doesn't even include things like New Mutants and The Runaways, two superhero projects coming in 2018.

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