Nintendo is re-entering the film industry

Despite the poor reception of the Super Mario Bros. film in the 90s, Nintendo is looking to enter the film market once more

You didn't read the header wrong. Nintendo is once again entering the movie business! In a news report in the Japanese newspaper, Asahi Shimbun, Kimishima Tatsumi - president of Nintendo - confirmed that the company is without a doubt entering the movie market.

According to the article, Nintendo will be working with multiple production companies from around the world. However, unlike previous failed attempts at entering this market, Nintendo is looking to be more involved with the works in a hands-on way.

While Kimishima did not state what Nintendo IPs will be getting a dose of movie magic, Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda are in the lead as prospective films. What we do know is that Nintendo is looking to release the first of these feature-length movies in less than three years.

If Nintendo of Japan does take a firmer grip of these future films, it's possible these films won't be as cringeworthy as the Super Mario Brothers (1993) live-action film, or The Legend of Zelda cartoon that aired in the late 80s. Considering the success of the Star Fox Zero anime short they did only a month ago, let's hope this is the case.

What Nintendo IPs would you like to see Nintendo bring to the silver screen? Do you think this is a bad move by Nintendo? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Published Aug. 25th 2017

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