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Nintendo and Universal teaming up for animated Mario movie

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/mario-bros-set-to-jump-to-big-screen-in-movie-deal-with-universals-illumination-1510675881

 

According to the report, Illumination has been in talks about the move for nearly a year, and the major sticking point for Nintendo has been ensuring that the company is heavily involved in the creative process. (This is not surprising considering the 1993 live-action Mario film was an infamous disaster.) If the movie does come to pass, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto will reportedly likely serve as a producer. Last year, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said that the company was in talks with several Hollywood companies about bringing the iconic character to the big screen.

 

https://www.theverge.com/games/2017/11/14/16650052/nintendo-movie-illumination-entertainment-minions

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All I will say is that no doubt Charles Martinet will not be voicing Mario.  A full 90 minute film with actual dialogue would not work if Mario has that falsetto Italian stereotype voice.  It works in the games because it's almost like how silent comedy works in all languages.

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23 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

All I will say is that no doubt Charles Martinet will not be voicing Mario.  A full 90 minute film with actual dialogue would not work if Mario has that falsetto Italian stereotype voice.  It works in the games because it's almost like how silent comedy works in all languages.

 

Yep!

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