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News movies & tv series 17 September 2020, 12:31

author: Karol Laska

Iconic Plumber Returns to the Big Screen

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario franchise, Nintendo told a little about its plans for the future. And yes - we will get a new Mario movie!

Nintendo is unlikely to disappoint Mario's fans.

It's been 35 years since we first set off with the iconic Italian plumber to rescue the captured princess. Mario has achieved great commercial success, becoming an inseparable part of the gaming medium. He did a bit worse on the silver screen. Do you remember the 1993 movie starring Bob Hoskins in the lead role and crazy Dennis Hopper as King Koopa? You might, and if you feed on B-class cinema, you might even remember it fondly. But it's difficult to give it an objective quality stamp.

However, Nintendo decided to surprise his fans and announced in an official press release that another movie set in the Super Mario universe is being made and will be released in 2022. You might ask: "How can you be so sure? After all, we have to reckon with the fact that the pandemic may interfere with the plans. Not exactly. It will be a full-length animation generated one hundred percent with the use of appropriate CGI tools. And dubbing for this type of production can be done in safe conditions in a comfortable studio.

The main chiefs of the upcoming project: Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri.

For the time being, it is not known who will provide voices to the individual characters, as well as who will write the script or be responsible for directing. We will have to wait a bit longer for this information. So far we have only learned the main producers of the film and these are quite promising names. Shigeru Miyamoto (director of entertainment in Nintendo, but most of all the co-creator of the original Super Mario Bros.) and Chris Meledandri (one-man band in the world of animation, founder of the Illumination label responsible for such hits as the Minions and Sing series). Universal Pictures is responsible for the distribution of the work.

Karol Laska

Karol Laska

His adventure with journalism began with a personal blog, the name of which is no longer worth quoting. Then he interpreted Iranian dramas and the Joker, writing for cinematography journal, which, sadly, no longer exists. His writing credentials include a degree in film studies, but his thesis was strictly devoted to video games. He has been writing for Gamepressure since March 2020, first writing a lot about movies, then in the newsroom, and eventually, he became a specialist in everything. He currently edits and writes articles and features. A long-time enthusiast of the most bizarre indie games and arthouse cinema. He idolizes surrealism and postmodernism. He appreciates the power of absurdity. Which is probably why he also tried soccer refereeing for 2 years (with so-so results). He tends to over-philosophize, so watch out.