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Mario is returning to the big screen — and here’s why it won’t suck this time

When Mario and Luigi made their big screen debut back in 1993, there was nothing ‘Super’ about it whatsoever. 

It may not have been Street Fighter bad, but in the annals of terrible video-game-to-movie adaptations, Super Mario Bros., starring Bob Hoskins, stank like a dog turd moustache.

However, nearly a quarter of a century later, the Brooklyn plumbers could be in line for Hollywood redemption.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, Universal Pictures and its subsidiary Illumination Entertainment are approaching a deal with Nintendo for a new, full-length 3D animated adventure.

Illumination, you might recall, is the animation studio behind the Despicable Me and Minions movies, which are among the most beloved animated films of recent years.

The studio also had recent hits with Sing and The Secret Life of Pets.

This seems like a good fit, especially given Universal is working with Nintendo on a series of character-based theme park attractions in Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka, Japan.

Mario games themselves have always relied on pretty simplistic storytelling to drive its gameplay-centric adventures.

So, it’ll be interesting to see what form the new adventure takes, should the talks come to fruition.

In the meantime, just be grateful that it can’t possibly be worse than that movie where Mario refused to jump

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