Super Mario Movie Set To Arrive On The Big Screen
Mario and Luigi have been saving the Mushroom Kingdom since 1985. While the series is famed for its many impressive games, there once was a time when the two brothers made their way to the big screen. 1993 saw the release of the Super Mario Bros, a live-action re-imagining of the heroes that ultimately failed at the box office. A television series called “The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!” which first aired 1989 also ended with failure. Since then, Mario and Luigi have largely stayed out of the film/ TV industry for over two decades but now Nintendo is ready to give them another shot.
As Nintendo continues to grow, the company is branching out into various other media from comic books, to an upcoming theme park attraction, and now once again back to film. According to a recent report, multiple companies have been trying to gain Nintendo’s blessing since the company expressed an open interest in bringing their most popular intellectual properties to the big screen. Illumination Entertainment has risen as the victor and have been tasked with creating an animated Super Mario Bros movie. Unfortunately the film is in the very early stages of production and there are no details yet concerning the plot or characters the film may feature.
Illumination Entertainment has great track record with multiple hit movies such as the Despicable Me series, SING, and the Secret Life of Pets. While the agreement appears to only be for one film at the moment, there are rumors that there may be more movies down the road. Will Illumination’s Super Mario Bros movie be a flop like the 1993 live-action film or will it be Nintendo’s next biggest success since the recently released Super Mario Odyssey? Let us know your thoughts on Illumination Entertainment’s Super Mario Bros movie and more in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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