Nintendo recently surprised game fans with its announcement that the popular video game characters Mario, Luigi, and the rest of the group will appear in theaters December next year. American animation production company Illumination is set to co-produce the film, together with Universal Pictures.

In this anticipated film, a prime list of actors will bring voice to the characters, including “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Chris Pratt as Mario, comedian Charlie Day as Luigi, “Queen’s Gambit’s” Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, “Mad TV’s” Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Jack Black as Bowser. Seth Rogen will also bring life to the character of Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. On Instagram (@prattprattpratt), Chris Pratt expressed his excitement by posting a video with a caption: “It’s-a meeeee!!!!!” Pratt described this project as “dreams come true,” looking back to his childhood memories of playing the game.

Meanwhile, this won’t be the first show to feature the Super Mario Brothers. In 1993, a live-action film based on the gaming series was also released, but it didn’t receive much praise from critics. Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo is hoping for “a new piece of entertainment which brings Super Mario Bros to life on the screen and allows everyone to enjoy” regardless if they know about the game or not.