Video game movies have never been great, and the Super Mario Bros. from back in 1993 is proof of that. However despite that, movie studios have continued to produce video game movies, and we’ve heard rumors that Nintendo might be interested in giving the Mario movie another go.

Looks like the rumors were somewhat right on the money because in an announcement by Nintendo, the company has confirmed that a movie starring Mario is in the works in a collaboration between Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment (the company also worked on animated movies such as Despicable Me, Minions, and Ice Age). The movie will also be co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri, and given the former’s involvement in the Mario franchise, we are expecting great things.

Unfortunately details about the movie are scarce at this point in time, such as whether it will be fully animated, live-action, or if it could be a mixture of both like the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie. There is also no word on when the movie will be released, but we suppose we shouldn’t expect to see it in 2018. In any case it will be interesting to see if Nintendo will succeed where others haven’t, and we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information when available.

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