Nintendo announces Super Mario movie


Nintendo has announced that the production of a new Super Mario film with the characters of the game series.

Is part of the plan of the company to increase its earnings by other sectors.

At the beginning of this week reported its biggest third-quarter operating profit in eight years.

Nintendo president and CEO, Tatsumi Kimishima said in 2016, he hoped to Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach would hit the big screen.

And the appetite for Super Mario is as strong as ever.

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The queue to play the new game last year at E3 gaming convention, probably the largest event in the industry – was up to four hours, Newsbeat reported.

No release date, writer or director has been announced for the Italian plumber’s new project.

Hypothesis based on Nintendo’s current planning is that the first film has hit the cinema in 2020.

Nintendo is working with Illumination Entertainment, the production company behind Despicable Me, Dr Seuss, and Servants.

It would not be the first time that Mario and Luigi are presented in a series of films.

1993 live action film loosely based on the game of the series was released, but I have not received a lot of praise from critics.

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