Nintendo Anticipates Film Projects In Next Few Years

by Donald Theriault - May 16, 2016, 6:29 am PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Asahi

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Nintendo has given clarification on their plans for expanding into the film business.

CEO Tatsumi Kimishima, in an interview with Japan's Asahi daily newspaper, confirmed that Nintendo will handle most of the work on films with their properties, but are also willing to give other production companies the opportunity to use Nintendo properties for an unspecified fee. Whatever the project becomes, it is still 2-3 years from being completed.

No specific properties were named in the report, but Nintendo released short films involving Pikmin in November of 2014 and an animated short to coincide with the launch of Star Fox Zero last month.

Talkback

Link LinkMay 16, 2016

Nintendo's gone Hollywood!

xcwarriorMay 16, 2016

In theory this could be good.

If nothing else it will get their brand out there. They sure don't make an effort to market their brand outside of Mario currently.

supermario2kMay 16, 2016

Well as long as they follow the DCU model they will do just fine.

LucarioMay 16, 2016

No NINTENDO!
Don't do a Rovio Entertainment!

I hope it's a Disaster Day of Crisis adaptation!

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I hope it's a Disaster Day of Crisis adaptation!

With James Jones writing the screenplay.

LucarioMay 16, 2016

Quote from: NWR_insanolord

Quote from: Zap

I hope it's a Disaster Day of Crisis adaptation!

With James Jones writing the screenplay.

NOOOOOOO!!!!

DONKHATANT123 KongMay 16, 2016

STEEEEEVE!

EnnerMay 16, 2016

Quote from: Lucario

No NINTENDO!
Don't do a Rovio Entertainment!

Given the box office take of The Angry Birds Movie, I think they kinda want to do a Rovio.

ThePermMay 16, 2016

those pikmin videos were morbid

Mop it upMay 17, 2016

I hope they hire Uwe Boll.

LucarioMay 17, 2016

Quote from: Enner

Quote from: Lucario

No NINTENDO!
Don't do a Rovio Entertainment!

Given the box office take of The Angry Birds Movie, I think they kinda want to do a Rovio.

NNNNNOOOOOOO!

BlackNMild2k1May 21, 2016

Didn't they say they were getting into the animated movie business back in like 2011?

Did they ever release anything commercially?
where there even any exceptionally good cut scenes or trailers that came out of Nintendo?
were the shorts mentioned in the OP any good?

I'm pretty sure Fire Emblem had an anime movie/series, but I'm also 99.999% sure that if that does in fact exist, it wasn't from Nintendo.

The LEGO movie already beat them to a Smash Bros concept w/ that twist at the end, but what series would even fit a G Rated(?) theatrical animated release? Pikmin?

I think Metroid could make for a good Space Horror/Thriller Suspense Action flick, but it would likely be PG-13.

maybe something relatively unknown, like Star Tropics? (also PG-13?)

nickmitchMay 22, 2016

I think this could be really interesting, if Nintendo gets the right partners.  We all remember the glory that was the F-Zero anime, right?

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