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.
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