From Minions to Mario: Illumination set to co-produce Nintendo film
Nintendo confirmed today that they are indeed working with Illumination on a new animated Mario movie, the company behind the popular Despicable Me and Minions movies. The original rumor popped up back in November that Illumination was in talks to make a Super Mario movie, but nothing was officially announced.
Very few details are known at this time other than it will be co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto — the creator of Mario. The news was shared via the Nintendo Twitter handle:
Nintendo and Illumination are partnering on a movie starring Mario, co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri! pic.twitter.com/wVRPLIzcGJ
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018
With Illumination now in the Mario movie business with Nintendo, it is an exciting time for Universal due to their upcoming Nintendo expansion at their theme parks as well as a movie now in the works.