Remember the rumor of Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment teaming up for a Super Mario Bros. animated movie? Those details were never confirmed, but today Nintendo's president has at least given a little glimpse at what could happen in the future.
In an interview with Kyoto Shimbun, Nintendo's president Tatsumi Kimishima says he hopes to come to an agreement with a partner for a Super Mario Bros. movie. If that agreement happens, then an official announcement of the project could come soon. On top of all that, if everything proceeds smoothly, Kimishima says that the movie could be ready by 2020.
Now again, there are tidbits that have never been confirmed by Nintendo. The rumored inside info said that Nintendo would be deeply involved with the project, and they'd be teaming with Illumination Entertainment on an animated project. These details are still to be confirmed by anyone at Nintendo.