Super Mario Bros.

(1993)

This is the story of two hard working Italian plumber brothers named Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, who befriends a young paleontologist named Daisy. She uncovers a massive find of mysterious new dinosaur bones. While exploring the tunnels where dinosaur fossils lay, saboteurs hired by the Mario Bros. rival businessman, Anthony Scapelli, to break some underground pipes. Meanwhile, in a hidden world called Dino-world, King Koopa's land is running out of water and going through problems so he sends Spike and Iggy to kidnap Daisy! Now the Super Mario Bros. find themselves the only hope to save the Earth from invasion then challenge a diabolical lizard king and they must battle giant reptilian goombas, outwit misfit thugs and undermine sinister scheme by taking over the world!

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Animated Movie Is Happening at Sony

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Animated Movie Is Happening at Sony

Amy Pascal later forwarded that email to Tom Rothman, who heads up Sony-based Tri-Star Pictures, stating that Avi Arad "closed" Mario Bros. and that it would be an animated feature. In another email, Amy Pascal suggested that Genndy Tartakovsky should direct the new Super Mario Bros. film, stating, "It's soooo perfect for him." However, reps for the director told BuzzFeed that he "is not involved." Genndy Tartakovsky directed Hotel Transylvania and the upcoming Hotel Transylvania 2 for Sony Pictures Animation, and he is also working on Popeye for the studio.

Do you think the time is right to bring Mario and Luigi back to the big screen? Or was 1993's Super Mario Bros. so bad that these Italian brothers shouldn't return to the movies? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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