Nintendo confirms a Mario movie is coming from the makers of ‘Minions’

A Mario movie has officially been confirmed by Nintendo, and it’s coming from the makers of Despicable Me and Minions: Illumination Entertainment.

The so far untitled film (though we suspect it will have the word Mario in the title) will be produced by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri. The project will be co-financed by Nintendo and Universal Pictures, with Universal distributing.

Mario is one of the most recognizable media figures in the world, so a modern animated film has the potential to bolster Nintendo’s recent success even further.

This will be Mario’s second feature film, after 1993’s live action Super Mario Bros starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. It’s since garnered a cult following, and if you’ve seen it, you know why.

It’s weird as hell.

It will be interesting to see what Illumination does with the Mario license, and we’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

Do you think a modern Mario would be a good fit for the big screen?