Nintendo Expressed Interest in Movie Industry

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    Forget that Super Mario Bros. movie, Nintendo is expressing its interest in the film industry!

    Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun interviewed Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima who revealed the company's interest to enter the movie business. The report, translated by AP, also mentioned that Nintendo's work might be 3-D animation and that the company is in talks with various film companies on a possible partnership.

    Moreover, company spokesman Makoto Wakae said on Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater release or a DVD.

    It seems like Nintendo is indeed aiming to widen its reach after plans of an amusement park and mobile applications. It most likely reflects its project for business growth, following recent loss in its fiscal year and unsuccessful home console sales. Hopefully these plans will be successful and help the company gain momentum.

    What do you make out of this news? Would you prefer Nintendo shorts like recent Star Fox, theatre releases or animated series?

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    Wouldn't you like to know?
    I'll quote one of the comments I saw.
    "This is either going to be very very good, or very very bad"
     
  3. VinsCool

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    Please do better than the Super Mario Bros. live action movie. Please! XD
     
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    Super Mario Bros 2 please.

    That being said, I have no idea how they can top the masterpiece that was the original film. All I can say is good luck Nintendo.
     
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    Wouldn't you like to know?
    Maybe they should try and perform a reboot of the Super Mario Bros. Movie, it's not like they can screw it up twice right?
    ........Right?
     
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    If Nintendo's dumb, anti-fan/consumer business decisions from the past few years are any indication, then this will probably be very, very, bad.

    Inb4 they make fans (and new former fans) angry by making movies about Federation Force, Sticker Star, Color Splash, and Tri Force Heroes!
     
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    Call me a pessimist if you will but I don't think they would be able to transition the characters from the games into movies without changing a few, if not, a lot of their aspects.
     
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    Give me a good metroid movie Nintendo. Something that depicts how samus should be.
     
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    Maybe a Federation Force film to go with the game :^)
     
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    Fire Emblem movie oh my god
     
  11. Logan Pockrus

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    When will they all learn that video games + movies = drinking bleach? Can anyone please direct me to the latest video game movie that's particularly enjoyable? No? Didn't think so. That in mind, this needs to stop:
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    Seriously. I'm not seeing movies. What I'm seeing is greedy bastards saying "little Jimmy and all of his friends are playing Minecraft, so let's make a movie out of it and make millions of fucking dollars! Hell yeah!" This topic is particularly irritating because everyone and their dog buys tickets and sees the movie, even though they "know it's gonna suckā„¢". Overall thought on the matter:
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    Sure, game movies haven't done great, but who knows maybe the Nintendo movies might surprise us.
     
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    Hopefully, but if the past foreshadows the future's outcome in any capacity, things aren't looking too bright.
     
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    Imo, the only franchise that could turn into a great movie is the Metal Gear franchise.
     
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    It'll be like Batman V Superman, a gay love story! And Peach's name is now Martha!
     
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    I wonder if they are going to make them CGI or anime. I don't see live-action Nintendo films coming any time soon. Not after that movie.
     
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    What about that Metroid movie they promised and canceled years ago? ;)
     
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    I wonder how a Splatoon movie would work.
     
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    They're making some kind of shorts, live presentations and things like that in Japan. I think it'll work, at least there.