The founder of Illumination wants to make an animated Super Mario Bros film.
We all know what a disaster the 1993 Super Mario version so I am very surprised that Chris Meledandri want to tackle this project since there is a huge disadvantage with this film. If this succeed under him that will be amazing, but they will need people that are interested in the material and pay very close attention to detail.
“I like that this was not done well the first time,” he said. “I think that’s more exciting or more worthy than simply making another version of a film that was done incredibly well to begin with.”
“We are keeping him front and center in the creation of this film,” said Meledandri. “I’ve rarely seen that happen with any adaptation where the original creative voice is being embraced like we’re embracing Miyamoto. There’s a history in Hollywood of people believing that they know better than the people responsible for a property. I’ve made that mistake before.”
“Super Mario Bros.” is in “priority development” at Illumination and could be in theaters by 2022.
“It’s an ambitious task,” notes Meledandri. “The challenge is taking things that are so thin in their original form and finding depth that doesn’t compromise what generations of fans love about Mario, but also feels organic to the iconography and can support a three-act structure.”
Chris Meledandri obviously has a lot to say about the Super Mario Bros film, from working close together with the creator and saying how he like that the first wasn’t good and it will be a challenge. I loved it all; I love the excitement and confidence towards the project.
So how do you feel about a Super Mario Bros. movie? Comment down below with your thoughts.
Been a nerd my whole life. Started with anime and cartoon not soon after Films, Comic Books and Video Games became what I enjoyed as well. Star Wars is the great franchise, but I do love Star Trek, Lord of the Ring, and Harry Potter.
I want the nerd community to be kind to each other. Stop sending threats to each other and celebrities. I would love to engage in intense debate about the things we all love, not yell at each other and call people idiots just because they don’t agree with your opinions.
I also love sports, boxing and basketball are what I do in my free time.