Looks like the Mushroom Kingdom might be heading back to the big screen. A Super Mario movie deal might be right around the corner.
Hopefully it’ll be better than the last one
It’s pretty widely accepted that the original Super Mario Bros movie was… not great. Sure, there are plenty of fans who like it for the goofiness, but it wasn’t a great film. It also wasn’t a great representation of the property. I mean, there were no Koopas, no Goombas (NO THERE WEREN’T) and King Koopa was… well he was Dennis Hopper. You can’t really get that much worse than all that.
This proposed new movie though, already sounds leagues better. Not only is Nintendo talking with the studio behind Despicable Me, Illumination Entertainment, but they’ll reportedly also have a pretty solid producer on board. Who might that be? Sigeru Miyamoto. You know, the guy who created Super Mario? See, I told you it already sounds better.
With Miyamoto on the project, and it being of an animated nature, I can imagine that we might actually see something enjoyable. Let’s hope. Nintendo has had a decent history with television cartoons, but feature film adaptations have eluded them. Super Mario Bros was the sole representative if you don’t count The Wizard, and I’m not going to say any more about that one.
So cross your fingers Mario fans, there might be something worth seeing coming down the Warp Pipe very soon.