When you think of Nintendo and movies, you don’t get positive memories, you most likely remember the 1993 trainwreck that was Super Mario Bros. The movie was both a critical and financial disaster, causing the company to become over protective over their characters. However, it would seem that things seem to be changing, as in a recent interview with Fortune, Shigeru Miyamoto spoke out about the possibility of future film adaptations.
Miyamoto discussed how the developer has received a number of offers from film studios, but has always said no due to the difference in tone and atmosphere between film and games. He states, “Because games and movies seem like similar mediums, people’s natural expectation is we want to take our games and turn them into movies. … I’ve always felt video games, being an interactive medium, and movies, being a passive medium, mean the two are quite different.
“As we look more broadly at what is Nintendo’s role as an entertainment company, we’re starting to think more and more about how movies can fit in with that—and we’ll potentially be looking at things like movies in the future.”
With Nintendo’s recent plans to expand their brand to smart phones and even rides at Universal theme parks, it’s no wonder that movies are also on their radar. With both Pixels and Wreck it Ralph including some major cameos from their past IPs, it’s only a matter of time before we see a full scale movie based on a Nintendo franchise.
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