Since the first attempt turned out so well, we’re getting another Mario flick. According to a new Wall Street Journal report, this one will be an animated film from Minions and Shrek studio Universal Animation. Both Nintendo and Universal are reportedly close to signing on the dotted line.
A partnership with Universal makes sense – Nintendo has already inked a deal to open a Nintendo Land in three Universal Studios theme parks, with rides featuring franchises such as Donkey Kong and Mario Kart currently being built. The first of these theme park areas is expected to open at Universal Studios in Osaka in time for Japan to host the 2020 Olympic Games.