2017 has been an amazing year for both Nintendo and the Mario franchise. With the success of the highly anticipated Super Mario Odyssey, there is plenty of momentum for Mario to continue to grow, and what better way to do so than to take our favorite plumber to the big screen.
It’s not uncommon for games to be taken to the big screen for a broader audience, but it is not always a success among fans. Look at how criticized the action-movie, Assassin’s Creed was among viewers. Creating a movie that is true to the story of the original game, while reaching out to the non-gamers out there who just want to enjoy the movie, can be a tricky task.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Universal and Nintendo are on their way to an agreement to creating a Super Mario Movie. Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind Despicable Me and Minions, will be leading the production of the project. The negotiation process between Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment is the hardest part of moving this project forward. Both companies have created well received projects and trying to strike an agreement that satisfies everyone’s needs can be a daunting process. Nevertheless, The Super Mario Brothers Animated movie is still in its early stages, and hopefully we will see it on the big screen sooner than later.