According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo and Universal are in talks about bringing Mario back to the big screen. The article states that Illumination Entertainment, the company behind both Despicable Me and Minions, is close to reaching a deal with Universal Pictures and Nintendo to create an animated Super Mario Bros. film. The previous and only feature length Mario movie was 1993's Super Mario Bros. Nintendo already has a deal with Universal to open up a Nintendo Land section in select Universal Studios theme parks. The first of these theme parks is opening up in Osaka, Japan in 2020.
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