Video game movies haven’t had much success at the box-office but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from embarking on creating its own animated movie universe based on their hit games. The last Nintendo backed outing, Super Mario Bros. was a bitter pill to swallow for the gaming giant as it bombed tremendously at the box-office, unable to regroup its $48 million budget.
Unperturbed by their 1993 disaster, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has voiced out that the video game company is now looking to self-finance animated movies instead. The idea of if it doesn’t sound too bad considering the success Wreck-It-Ralph had for Disney in 2012. Nintendo has an amazing array of characters and video game properties that they could easily tap into for any film project.
Currently the gaming company boasts the likes of Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Metroid and Legend of Zelda under their umbrella. So any of those projects could be a lucrative venture for Nintendo, if they are able to do it right. They could also look to mimic Marvel and start an animated cinematic universe of their own to tie each franchise in as well.