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The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a massive agreement that is wrapping up between Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment. According to the publication, the two sides will be teaming up for an animated Super Mario Bros. movie. Illumination Entertainment has produced animated films for Universal Pictures in the past.

The Wall Street Journal says that one sticking point is how Nintendo wants to ensure it will be involved enough in the creative process. Shigeru Miyamoto has apparently been part of the talks and will likely be a producer on the movie, along with Chris Meledandri.

Currently, just one Mario movie is planned, though the agreement could allow for more. If everything goes through, Illumination’s Paris studio Mac Guff will animate the project. Since it’s in early stages of development, don’t expect to see the film for a few years.


Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You features a new take on the classic song from the anime. While you’ll need to watch the film for the full tune, a preview was posted on the Pokemon YouTube channel today. You can listen to it below.

Overwhelming fan demand, high ticket sales and sold-out auditoriums across the US has prompted additional screenings of Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You. The film will now be shown on November 11 and 14 in addition to the original November 5 and 6 dates.

Tickets can be purchased on Fathom Events here. Note that the Pokemon TCG card featuring Ash’s Pikachu wearing its Trainer’s hat and a QR Code that unlocks an in-game event and Ash’s Pikachu wearing its Trainer’s hat in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon will not be offered for the November 11 and 14 screenings.

Source: The Pokemon Company PR

Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You will be showing up in theaters in November. Later in the month, the film will appear on TV. Disney XD has confirmed an air date of November 25. It’ll be shown at 10 AM ET.

Disney XD has also confirmed that two new episodes of Pokemon the Series: Sun and Moon will debut right before the movie. These will feature the return of Brock and Misty.


Earlier in the year, news leaked about a live-action Contra movie. Konami made it official today, confirming a partnership with China’s Starlight Media for the film as well as a TV drama. We can also now say that both will be released and streamed worldwide.

China Film Insider provided the following synopsis of the movie a few months ago:

A film based on Detective Pikachu was announced last year. The project has gone somewhat dark this year, but it looks like things are about to pick up in just a few months.

Omega Underground spotted a product listing showing that Detective Pikachu will be filming in London, UK on January 15, 2018. A short blurb says that it’s a film involving “a new character and storyline in the Pokemon universe.”

Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Monsters Vs. Aliens, and Shark Tale) will be directing Detective Pikachu. Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch are working on the script.


Pokemon the Mobie: I Choose You! is getting much hype lately, and this new cinematic trailer can only add to that. The film is releasing on November 5, but until then, you can enjoy this full cinematic trailer below.

We haven’t heard much about the Sonic movie as of late. However, Hollywood Reporter has a new scoop about the project. The site says that Paramount will be producing the film after Sony Entertainment put it into turnaround.

Most of the staff working on the Sonic movie while it was still at Sony are still in board. This includes producer Neal H. Moritz, executive producer Tim Miller (the director of Deadpool), and director Jeff Fowler. Toby Ascher will also be executive producing while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers.

As for the original goal of the movie, it remains a mix of live action and CGI. No further details have been announced.


A teaser trailer has gone live for the upcoming theatrical release of Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You. See it below.

The Mega Man movie is something we’ve heard about for awhile, though it has only become more concrete in recent months. That being said, it’s still a long ways off. Masayori Oka, who produced the Death Note adaptation for Netflix, gave an update in an interview with Collider.

Oka mentioned that the team “just started” working on the Mega Man movie. The project is in the early stages, and the script is currently being worked on.

Oka said:

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