Production on Illumination's MARIO Motion Picture Is "Moving Along Smoothly" According to Nintendo
The first feature-length film based on Super Mario may have crashed and burned, but Nintendo is ready to give the Italian plumber another shot on the big screen — as everything's on the right track, at least according to Nintendo.
In the Japanese company's latest fiscal reports, Nintendo shares brand-new details on the highly anticipated movie based on the Mario series and the flick is reportedly "moving along smoothly aiming for a theatrical release in 2022."
The new Mario movie is being created at Illumination — the famous studio responsible for Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, Sing, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, and many more — and co-funded by Nintendo and Universal Pictures.
Universal will also by handling the distribution and promotion of the upcoming movie. Mario will be jointly produced by the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination.
As a reminder, Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel's original attempt at bringing Mario to the silver screen in May 1993 is remembered as a true box-office disaster and one of the worst-reviewed video game movies in history.