Nintendo, the creator of many popular game franchises like "Super Mario Bros." and "The Legend of Zelda" has recently announced its future plans. In a very surprising turn of events, the Japanese company is now planning to extend its reach when it comes to entertainment distribution from interactive media to visual media.
Nintendo President, Tatsumi Kimishima, during his interview with Japanese publication Asahi Shimbun, has revealed some minor details for the company's future movie plans. One particular aspect that Kimishima teased is the potential timeframe for Nintendo's first film.
"While I can't say a particular year, we are in specific talks at the moment. Of course we'd like to make use of any income from this year, but I can't say we're pushing it to something five years out. I'd like to make something happen before that," he responded when asked if the company will announce something later this year, according to the translation from NeoGAF user GSR.
Kimishima then went on to note that Nintendo, once this plan is in motion, will be very much involved in the project to prevent any disastrous events or major flops for its future films. One subject in particular is the licensed 1993 film "Super Mario Bros." where the movie was poorly received by the public despite having Mario and Luigi on board.
Due to the negative feedback, it seems like Nintendo, for its future films, will veer away from the live-action format, and would most likely focus on animated movies.
As for the company's goal, Kimishima explains at the interview that they want people to be aware of Nintendo's intellectual properties (IPs).
"Our core business is to create games and hardware, but the question becomes how to make that business more effective. And of course simple advertisement is no good," he continued. "So we'd like to create other businesses that can support that goal."
Nintendo has yet to announce the candidate who will take the helm for its future film. However, Kimishima confirmed to everyone that "The Legend of Zelda" creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, will be involved in the future project.
No official word yet from Nintendo regarding the specific details for the films.