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Nintendo President Has Hopes Mario Movie Becomes a Reality

Nintendo President Has Hopes Mario Movie Becomes a Reality - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 January 2018 / 1,437 Views

There was a report in November that Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures were in talks with Nintendo to make an animated Mario movie. 

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima in an interview with Japanese newspaper Kyoto Shimbun revealed that he hopes to come to an agreement with a partner soon and announce it soon after. 


The only Super Mario Brothers movie was the 1993 live action film starring Bob Hoskins.

Thanks GameInformer.


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8 Comments

Bristow9091 (on 10 January 2018)

Would anyone else find it funny if Sony Pictures did the Mario movie?


AntonTeiosanu (on 10 January 2018)

Mario The Movie - a Sony exclusive..................BRUH that would be hilarious


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AntonTeiosanu (on 10 January 2018)

Although considering recent Sony movies like for example the infamous Emoji Movie I think we should not be that optimistic.....


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OTBWY (on 10 January 2018)

Sony Pictures produces pure shite in film form. So hopefully no.


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CaptainExplosion (on 10 January 2018)

After The Emoji Movie I'd be terrified.


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Bristow9091 (on 10 January 2018)

Oh I never said it'd be good, just funny if it were to happen lol.


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PAOerfulone (on 10 January 2018)

If it does come to pass, they better keep the main voices for the movie. Because, for me, I just can't picture anyone other than Charles Martinet as the Italian Plumber himself.


CaptainExplosion (on 10 January 2018)

I'd like to hear who will play Mario and Luigi.


Podings (on 10 January 2018)

I'm sure Illumination could do something grand with Mario.


Redguy (on 10 January 2018)

Lets just hope it will be a great movie


zippy (on 10 January 2018)

Hey, at least the movie tie in game will actually be a good one.


KLAMarine (on 10 January 2018)

Damn you Hollywood! You're just looking to plunder any IP you can find.


AlfredoTurkey (on 10 January 2018)

I hope it doesn't. Greed leads to watered down product.