Mario Returns to Movies with 'Despicable Me' Studio

Over 25 years after one of the most infamous video game movies ever released, Mario is going back to Hollywood to redeem himself.


Once upon a time, Nintendo released a Super Mario Bros. movie. It was terrible. The end.

Or is it?

It looks like over 25 years later, Nintendo is going to try again with a Mario movie. Only this time, the company is going to go the animated route. And it's going to do so with one of the most acclaimed animation studios in Hollywood.

Yes, Nintendo is tapping Illumination, the studio behind hit movies like Despicable Me, Sing!, and The Secret Life of Pets. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto will serve as co-producer, alongside Chris Meledandri, who has served as the producer of the Despicable Me franchise.

There is no further word on this movie at this time, but Shacknews will definitely keep an eye on this development.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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