Good news for Mario fans, our favorite gaming plumber brothers Mario and Luigi are hitting the Big Screen. It is not the first time Mario has appeared on the screen.
This Iconic character premiered in 1993 with a live-action film named Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins as the main lead and John Leguizamo as his brother Luigi.
Sadly, the movie bombed at the box-office flop, squashing the Nintendo’s chances of any other movie adaptations or any other characters for years to come until now.
Finally after years of wait Illumination Entertainment reached an agreement with Nintendo to produce the magnanimous creation.
There was a press release, on the Kyoto headquartered game maker’s website announcing the agreement, a day after it announced its third quarter financial results.
Nintendo of America official’s Twitter page confirmed the news Wednesday in a tweet: “Nintendo and Illumination are partnering on a movie starring Mario, co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri!”
Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and many other Nintendo creations along with Meledandri, the owner of Illumination Entertainment as well as Universal Studios, reached on an agreement for a movie about Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros.
Their games and spinoffs have sold more than 330 million units.
The creators and the producers of the movie have not given any release dates or storyline or any details on the title, but the distribution rights are going to be handled by Universal Pictures worldwide.
The production house Illumination Entertainment has been the makers of all time big hits like Despicable Me franchise and with recent hits such as Sing and Secret Life of Pets.
We hope that our own Super Mario project hits the jackpot and wins the heart of the fans.