Nintendo in final stages of talks with Illumination to make an animated Super Mario Bros. movie

NintendoAccording to sources, Nintendo is in the final stages of talks with Minions animation studio Illumination to secure a license to create an animated Super Mario Bros. movie.


Reportedly, the two companies have been in talks for a year with Nintendo confirming to be involved with the creative process as well as the series’ creator Shigeru Miyamoto who in all probability will serve as a producer of the film.

Illumination’s Mac Guff studio in Paris that has been responsible for the Despicable Me series of films has started development of the film with the release date yet unconfirmed.

Nintendo has already been in talks with Sony to produce the film, but Universal’s Illumination studio is undoubtedly a more logical fit given that the corporation is already in the process of making a Super Mario theme park.