Video game publishers are jumping at the chance to have their video game properties turned into movies. We’ve got so many video game related movies coming that it is hard to keep track of them. One notable example is the Ratchet and Clank reboot for the PlayStation 4 which will launch alongside the movie. Now Shigeru Minamoto has said that they are looking at Nintendo’s role as an entertainment company and believe that movies based on their iconic IP could be the next big thing for the company.
“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,”