New Super Mario movie in development with studio behind Minions

From Nintendo president Tatumi Kimishima's corporate management policy briefing today (PDF):

We have started
development of an animated movie featuring "Super
Mario" with Illumination, the movie studio that
brought films such as "Despicable Me" and
"Minions." For this project Mr. Chris Meledandri,
Founder and CEO of Illumination and Shigeru
Miyamoto, Representative Director, Fellow of
Nintendo will co-producing the film. The film will be
co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo,
and distributed theatrically worldwide by Universal

Further announcements on details such as release
dates will be made at a later date. We look forward
to providing further information about the release
timing for this movie that we hope everyone will

As a part of our effort to expand Nintendo IP beyond
video games, we look forward to bringing smiles to
people around the world through this movie.

Let's hope it fares better than last time.

(via Rolling Stone)