Nintendo Wants to Expand into Movies

The company’s first attempt could arrive in the next few years.

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 05/16/2016 10:45 1 Comment     ShareThis

With the popularity of Nintendo properties, it’s unsurprising that the company has begun to seek greater exposure for its characters. While the NX, theme park rides, and other new merchandise will help to do just that, the company is also looking at another new avenue: Hollywood.

In a recent interview with website Asahi, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima expressed the company’s desire to begin making films featuring its characters. According to Kimishima, the company would like to do so in the very near future. Nintendo’s focus appears to be on animated films, rather than live-action, which should assuage the fears of most fans!

Films and video games unfortunately don’t have the best track record. Hollywood hasn’t exactly done the best job adapting properties like Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter, and publishers that have dabbled in Hollywood have also struggled; Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within nearly bankrupted Square. Still, if the success of Marvel Studios has proven anything, it’s the fact that sometimes, it’s better when the IP owner is directly involved in their film endeavors. Perhaps we could one day see a shared Nintendo universe inevitably leading up to a Super Smash Bros. film!

What games would you most like to see get the big screen treatment? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Everything

One Response to “Nintendo Wants to Expand into Movies”

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    penduin says...

    Let’s hope we haven’t seen the last of those Star Fox Muppets. I would love to see an all-practical-effects Star Fox movie starring them.

    A not-for-kids Fire Emblem could be fascinating, but I’m not holding my breath. A long-form Pikmin movie seems pretty likely though. Maybe it could accompany an HD re-release of the original Pikmin? Please? :^)

    And if they don’t make a Zelda trilogy (wisdom, power, courage) then there’s something wrong with the world.

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