Studio Behind 'Minions' Nearing Deal To Create 'Super Mario' Animated Film

The paper reports that Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures are close to reaching a deal with Nintendo for an animated Super Mario Bros. movie. This Super Mario Odyssey glitch lets you kill Mario in the game's co-op mode which lets the player capture a Piranha Plant and then lets them kill Mario.

Illumination, which is behind the Despicable Me franchise and subsequent spin-offs, declined to comment.

According to one of the sources, negotiations have been a little slow because Nintendo needs to feel confident it'll be involved in the creative process.

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Shigero Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri are in line to be producers on the film, according to WSJ. Animated films, especially ones as important as this, tend to take a long time to make, so don't even bother to start holding your breath yet.

The videogame has previously been adapted into a live-action feature in 1993 that starred Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo has already been in talks with Sony to produce the film, but Universal's Illumination studio is no doubt a more logical fit, given that the corporation is already in production on a Super Mario theme park.

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