Production on Illumination's MARIO Motion Picture Is "Moving Along Smoothly" According to Nintendo

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Production on Illumination's MARIO Motion Picture Is

The first movie based on Super Mario may have crashed and burned, but Nintendo is ready to give the Italian plumber another shot on the big screen — and the animated movie is reaching production goals at a steady pace, at least according to Nintendo. 

In the Japanese company's latest fiscal reports, Nintendo shares brand-new details on the highly anticipated movie, 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 French studio responsible for Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch — 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 1993 is remembered as a financial disaster and one of the worst-reviewed video game movies in history.