Nintendo Looks to Enter Movie Business Within 5 Years

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You will be seeing Mario and pals on the big screen within the next 5 years, according to Nintendo’s CEO.

In an interview with Japanese business newspaper Asahi Shimbun (as translated by Dr. Serkan Toto), Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima made some bold claims about Nintendo’s burgeoning movie division, namely, that we will see an official Nintendo movie within the next 5 years. Specifically, Kimishima said (rather vaguely) that the first Nintendo movie wouldn’t be released this year, but wouldn’t take five years.

Nintendo first mentioned its plans for the silver screen back in January, when Kimishima said an aggressive expansion of its intellectual property included anime and movies.

For those of you horrified at the thought of another live-action Super Mario Bros. disaster, Kimishima specifically brought up the 1993 movie as an example of why upcoming Nintendo films will not be live-action affairs. Instead he seems to prefer 3D CD/anime-type content where Nintendo should produce as much by itself as possible.

Kimishima did not hint at all as to what IP the first such Nintendo movie would be based on, however, Mario and Zelda were brought up as examples.

Source: Asahi Shimbun (Japanese) via Dr Serkan Toto

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