The Super Mario Bros franchise will have a new opportunity in the cinema and this time they want to have actor Robert Downey Jr.
Video game film adaptations are becoming popular again, as we have recently seen Assassin’s Creed, Monster Hunter, Sonic, Pokemon The Tomb Raider and are currently preparing the reboots of Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil. They will also premiere Uncharted starring Tom Holland, Metal Gear Solid and Super Mario Bros you could count on Robert Downey Jr.
The film they are currently developing about Super Mario Bros is animation and they want Robert Downey Jr be one of the big stars to lend your voice in the original version. The movie studios behind the movie is Illumination Entertainment whose greatest successes are The minions and Gru, my favorite villain. Worldwide the distributor will be Universal Pictures.
Nintendo wants to expand into cinema.
Official statement of the company: “At this time we have already embarked on multiple projects and are pursuing new opportunities. As we shared previously, the Super Mario Bros movie is being financed by Nintendo and Universal Pictures. We are also involved in its planning, development and production. From now on, visual content expansion initiatives will not be limited to movies. The scale of our investments will vary depending on the type of project, but we will continue to invest in these entertainment expansion initiatives to increase the number of people who have access to our characters. “
They want to hire talent for their films, since apart from Robert Downey Jr for Super Mario Bros, have contacted Brie Larson for a real-action Princess Peach movie already Tom Holland to play Link from the Zelda saga. It seems that Nintendo is paying much attention to Marvel Cinematic Universe for your franchises.