Don’t worry ladies and gents we’re not reporting on another live action version of SUPER MARIO BROS. being made, as we know how badly that turned out last time! No, on the contrary it looks like a long overdue animated adventure for everyone’s favourite video game plumbers os on it’s way!

For years Nintendo have been unwilling to free the licensing for a movie version but it’s been reported that the game’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto is on board to produce the movie alongside Illumination’s Chris Melandandri. Another part of the negotiations apparently saw Nintendo agreeing to the movie with Universal building a theme park to feature key elements from the franchise. 

We’re certainly intrigued to see what direction the movie takes story and character-wise but if it’s made with the required warmth, heart and adventure then it will surely rake the big bucks in! What do you guys think? Strike back with your thoughts below!