According to the report, the companies have been in negotiations for a year and the fact Universal (which finances and distributes Illumination's movie) has partnered with Nintendo for several theme parks was helpful.
This Super Mario Odyssey mural consists of 148,777 dominoes. Representatives of both companies refused to comment on the story.
According to industry heads, Illumination has been in talks with Nintendo for over a year. Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo's creative fellow and creator of the original Mario Bros. will reportedly serve as a producer on the film.
The report notes that Illumination Entertainment, and Universal Pictures by default, could develop this into a multi-film franchise, akin to the Fast and Furious or Despicable Me (both are owned by Universal Pictures) universes.
The outlet also reveals that this potential deal would allow the studio to make multiple films in the franchise, however, only one is now planned. This Super Mario Odyssey glitch lets you kill Mario in the game's co-op mode which lets the player capture a Piranha Plant and then lets them kill Mario. As shown in the video below, user NichtSascha takes control of a Piranha Plant in Luncheon Kingdom while player two moves Cappy above the creature and performs a ground pound. It was a critical and commercial dud, however. Despite numerous efforts, pretty much all attempts at bringing games to the big screen have entirely fallen flat.