Super Mario Movie in the Works?

By Mei Manuel, February 06, 2018 02:02 AM

Super Mario(Pixabay)

On Thursday, gaming giant Nintendo reveals that it is currently working on an animated movie featuring the company's most popular character Super Mario alongside Illumination Entertainment.

According to the report, "Super Mario Bros" creator Shigeru Miyamoto is currently working alongside Illumination Entertainment's Chris Meledandri for the movie.

In his statement before reporters in Tokyo, Miyamoto said "People have told me making games is similar to making movies and I'ved been flattered by people saying things like 'If you can make a game, you can make a movie.' But they are totally different."

He then adds that "One is interactive [video games] and the other is a passive experience [movies]" and commented that Meledandri was experienced in the field.

Meledandri is well known for his "Despicable Me" series and other box-office animated films.

Miyamoto shared that there is no date yet as to when the film will be released, but they have already made progress with its production. However, before fans can rejoice, there is a chance the project would be scrapped should the movie not prove to be as entertaining as they make it.

Once everything is approved, the movie will be distributed by Universal Pictures worldwide.

Before the announcement of this movie project, there is an earlier live action film featuring the well-loved Nintendo character. However, when it was released in 1993, the movie was a commercial disaster and became one of the worst films in history.

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