A new attempt to bring Super Mario Bros to the big screen will land with us the year after next, it’s been confirmed.

Some three decades after the last attempt to bring the character to the big screen led to one of the more infamous blockbuster movies of the early 90s, Super Mario is to star in a new movie.

The film’s existence had been known before, but now we have a release target for the movie. It’s been revealed that the plan is to have the film in cinemas in the year 2022, and production is now underway on the film.

This one’s a co-production between Nintendo and Universal Pictures, with Illumination – the firm behind the Minions, of course – handling the animation side of things. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto – the creator of Mario – is one of the co-producers and is also actively involved with the film.

No details on voice casting or anything at this stage. But with Sonic The Hedgehog making a decent dent at the box office earlier this year, Universal and Nintendo will be hoping this is the first of a few Mario movies. And also, enough to leave the infamous 1993 live action version behind. Rest assured we wouldn’t be immature enough to illustrate this story with a picture from that movie.

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