Hardcore Mario fans already know what can happen when Nintendo allows its most famous mascot to venture onto the big screen — the line between success and infamy is a thin one indeed (and who would argue that Luigi better be sporting a mustache in anything that hits the silver screen).
But fear not Nintendo fans, Miamoto promises to bail if thing are going in a positive direction for the new Mario movie that he is co-producing with Illumination (Minions4ever)’s head honcho Chris Meledandri:
Almost two weeks ago, Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions) have finally confirmed that they are working together to bring Mario to the big screen; Shigeru Miyamoto will be co-producing the film with Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri. There has not been any further developments on the film, like news on when it would be coming or story beats, but in an investor Q&A with Miyamoto (via MCV), the Nintendo legend talks about the film and his relationship with Meledandri on production.
“We’ve talked together and share the feeling that if we can’t make something interesting we’ll just call it quits,” Miyamoto says.