Chris Meledandri, founder of Illumination Entertainment, confirmed that a Super Mario Bros. animation movie is on the way. The movie has gotten the status of “priority” and is scheduled to appear in cinemas near 2022.
In 1993 a Super Mario Bros. movie was also released, but received bad reception. The movie reimagined the series as some sort of sci-fi dystopia. Therefor Melandri said that the movie will now be closely discussed with Shigeru Miyamoto. True fans will recognise Miyamoto as the creator of several classics like Mario, but also Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda.
Illumination Entertainment is no newcomer to animation movies. The studio was previously in charge of the successful Despicable Me movies and spin-offs. But also other movies like The Secret Life of Pets have been developed by the studio.
The project is still in its early stages, but we will keep you updated!