The end of November brings geek movie news.Scooby and Batman Are 'The Brave and the Bold'”). The Hollywood Reporter. The property is being developed by Bolt Pictures and Prime Universe Films for both film and television. The woman-fronted action series, which was originally released by Wildstorm and most recently homed at IDW, was at one point on track for a feature film adaptation that reportedly had Milla Jovovich, Kate Beckinsale, and Sofia Vergara attached to star (see “'Danger Girl' Movie”) THR. Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is directing the film for Legendary (see “'Pokemon' Movie Gets a Director”), but a release date is yet to be announced. THR). The film from first-time director Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) follows the wives of jailed Irish mobsters, who take over their husbands’ businesses in 1970s-era Hell’s Kitchen. Masters’ Snow Blind is also in development as a TV series for Fox (see “'LOTR,' 'Trollhunters' Spin-Offs, 'Orville' & 'Discovery' Renewed, 'Darkness Visible,' 'Hitman'”)
Mario and Luigi are to the big screen in an animated feature. Universal’s Illumination Entertainment secured a licensing deal with Nintendo to make a film based on Super Mario Bros. video game franchise reports the Wall Street Journal (paywalled). Nintendo has been famously reluctant to license their characters for films since the commercial and critical failure of the 1993 live action Super Mario Brothers movie. The deal comes after more than a year of talks involving Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. No further details on the film were made available. The Super Mario characters have recently appeared in a board game from USAopoly (see “USAopoly Plans 'Super Mario' Board Game”) and a special edition of Monopoly (see “Super Mario Characters Appear in 'Monopoly Gamer'”).