The franchise’s 1993 live-action adaption was a disaster, and Nintendo has been extra protective of its properties since. Besides a string of “Pokémon” films, the game company hasn’t really ventured back into the film or TV industry — until now.
Now may be the best time for a new Mario movie, and Nintendo is looking to work with Illumination Entertainment — which made “Despicable Me” and “Minions” — to make it happen.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of “Mario Bros.,” is reportedly part of the film talks, and the Wall Street Journal reports he’ll likely be a producer. But because it’s still in the early stages of development, we’ll probably have to wait several years for its release.