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Illumination Discussing with Nintendo on MARIO animated movie

quinnmac000

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May 14, 2014
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I actually hope this is successful mainly because I hope Illumination gets the right to the one game that would be so easy to turn in a movie (Mother) and I also think they would do it justice.
 

quinnmac000

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May 14, 2014
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From the Nintendo president:

Theme park development with Universal Parks & Resorts is underway. Construction on the “Super Nintendo World” area at Universal Studios Japan is to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In addition, the development of animated film based on “Super Mario Bros.” with Illumination is moving along for an anticipated theatrical release around 2022.
 

zg44

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Jun 5, 2017
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2022 actually does make the most sense for the movie. Japan/Hollywood SNW segments should be up and running, and Orlando's 3rd dry park should be near completion around that year or the next.

Will make a lot of sense for a huge advertising push in the US/Japan for that movie alongside the theme parks.
 
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MLevell

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Oct 9, 2017
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Illumination currently has two release dates announced for untitled films in 2022, July 1st and December 21st so presumably one of those will be the Mario movie.
 

AlexanderMBush

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Nov 23, 2013
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And could potentially tie in nicely with the launch of SNW in Orlando
I mean--SNW isn't opening in Orlando in 2022.

It -could- be a great pullover for SNW in Hollywood though, as that's been rumored to be bumped to 2022.

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As a note--Nintendo is apparently looking into other visual media collaborations, so this is probably a good sign so-far.
 

Jerroddragon

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I have sooo many doubts about this film...this studio whole thing was at least "make cheap animated movies"

Nintendo usually want quality but wish it was a better studio like Dreamworks which has Panda and Dragon under them which are a really good films
 

Cup_Of_Coffee

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I have sooo many doubts about this film...this studio whole thing was at least "make cheap animated movies"

Nintendo usually want quality but wish it was a better studio like Dreamworks which has Panda and Dragon under them which are a really good films
Not debating the quality of Illuminations vs Dreamworks, but if they wanted $$$, the box office for Illumination is insanely stronger. Not even close.
 

Paulio

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Apr 28, 2016
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I was wondering: could they hire Charles Martinet for this or would they be a different actor for Mario? Would they be Mario in a speaking role like the old Super Mario cartoons?