It’s a very good day for Nintendo fans. Nintendo Co Ltd is in talks with several global production companies about expanding its video content business, into movie production, said Tatsumi Kimishima, president of the Japanese videogame maker. He said this was part of a strategical move to expand the brand’s character business and global gaming population. This new action is also partly to counter a shrinking console business.
According to Dr. Serkan Toto, the CEO of Tokyo-based game industry consultancy Kantan Games, there isn’t an exact timeline for Nintendo to move into film but it would most likely be less than 5 years.
It should be noted that these would not be live-action films like the 1993 Super Mario film starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. Kimishima said they would most likely be “anime-type content where Nintendo should produce as much by itself as possible.”