He’s the most popular video game character appearing in many different adventures, jumping on shells and koopa troopas but Mario has never made a solid leap into films until now. According to a report today from Ain’t It Cool, Universal and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions) are partnering up to bring animated tale starring Nintendo’s crown plumber prince to the big screen in the future.
Super Mario Bros got a pretty awful live-action adaption that starred Bob Haskins (‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’) as Mario and comedian John Leguizamo as Luigi in really off-base movie that only borrows a couple of action elements from the game
Nostaglia Critic roasts this ill-fated flick which holds a loathsome score of 15% on Rotten Tomatoes. It started off a string of fairly bad video game movies, anyone remember the lowsy Street Fighter movie with Jean Claude Van Dam?