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After More Than 20 Years, Mario Might Return To The Big Screen

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After More Than 20 Years, Mario Might Return To The Big Screen
Nintendo may be hoping to redeem itself after the disastrous 1993 live-action "Super Mario Bros." film.
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Nintendo may be bringing "Super Mario Bros." back to the big screen — and hopefully, it'll redeem the franchise's past film flop.

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.

Nintendo is thriving this year, and with the release of the hugely successful "Super Mario Odyssey," Mario seems to be seeing a bit of resurgence.

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.