Shigeru Miyamoto again re-opens movie talk for Nintendo franchises
Nintendo’s history with Hollywood has kept pretty much anything Nintendo off the silver screen for almost two decades now but the conversation is slowly changing.
Forbes has just published an article based on an interview with Shigueru Miyamoto from E3 earlier this year. Miyamoto had quite a bit to say about the matter.
“We’ve had, over the years, a number of people who have come to us and said ‘Why don’t we make a movie together—or we make a movie and you make a game and we’ll release them at the same time?’, “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 working with Universal Studios to create theme park rides, Nintendo games designed for smartphone coming why couldn’t movies happen? Nintendo don’t seem to be totally closed to the idea anymore.
A Zelda movie, Star Fox, Donkey Kong, Mario & Luigi, Metroid, the list goes on! Personally, I’d love to see a Zelda (family) movie or a Metroid (very much adult) movie!