There could be a new Super Mario Bros movie on its way

Rianne Houghton

From Digital Spy

We're not sure we need it, we're not even sure we want it, but it sounds like a Super Mario Bros movie might be on its way soon.

Here's hoping it doesn't fall victim to the infamous game-adaptation curse.

Yep, according to The Wall Street Journal, the gaming world's most famous siblings are heading to the big screen thanks to some very brave animators.

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It's believed that Illumination Entertainment – the studio behind Despicable Me and the culturally invasive Minions – has been in talks with Nintendo about the project for a year.

It's not all (potential) bad news, though, because Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto has reportedly been promised a production role in the film. That's something, at least.

In other earth-shattering Mario news, Nintendo recently confirmed that Mario isn't actually a plumber anymore. 2017 has been full of surprises, hasn't it?

Photo credit: Nintendo

The gaming giant casually slipped the revelation into one of Mario's character profiles on its website, claiming that the intrepid Italian gets up to lots of different things, not just plumbing.

"All around sporty, whether it's tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he does everything cool," it reads. "As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago."

If this Super Mario Bros movie does go ahead, we're going to need an explanation for Mario's career change – and fast.

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