A new, animated Super Mario Bros. movie is in the works, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Illumation Entertainment, the studio behind Minions, is reportedly in talks to create the new movie. Shigeru Miyamoto, who created the franchise, would join the motion picture as a Producer.
“Illumination Entertainment, which makes animated films for Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures, is close to an agreement with Nintendo Co. to make an animated “Super Mario Bros.” movie based on the 32-year-old videogame series about a pair of sibling plumbers who fight evil turtles and mushrooms in a fantasy kingdom, said people with knowledge of the discussions.”
Though Illumation often deals with criticism because of their Minions franchise, they know exactly what they are doing. The film made over a billion dollars at the box office, and an animated film about the most popular video game character ever has serious potential.