I’m a huge Super Mario fan. And I just want to see a good Mario movie be made.
So far, there have been two adaptations: a 1986 animated version and a 1993 live-action version. The former was never released outside of Japan; the latter was a notorious critical and financial failure. Another animated version is scheduled for a 2022 release, but I have doubts that it will be good because it’s being produced by Illumination.
That being said, I think the perfect Mario movie would be one produced by Guillermo del Toro. He’s a big video game fan (he once described them as “the comic books of our time,” which is a big deal considering that he’s directed multiple films based on comic books) and undoubtedly would be honored to take on such a task. I can picture him doing absolutely amazing things with the source material, though I’m not gonna say them (at least not yet).
What can you picture him doing with it? Be detailed. Animated or live-action? Basic story? Cast?