Coming soon to a theater near you

For decades now, movie adaptations of video games have been "cursed" to mediocrity. While some video game movies have done pretty well at the box office, it generally seems like they're not very well received critically and usually fizzle out fairly quickly. Of course, Nintendo contributed to this in the past, too, withthat infamous Super Mario Bros. movie. In more recent times, there's been something of an increased push for video game based movies, and according to Nintendo's president, the company is about to hop onto the bandwagon.

Tatsumi Kimishima recently did an interview with Asahi Shinbun, where he revealed that the company is looking into making movies. These are still early days, so nothing is set in stone yet, but Kimishima said that they'd like to have the first movie ready within two to three years, and that he'd like as much of production as possible to occur in-house. Considering the broad array of franchises that Nintendo has at its disposal, there could be some serious potential here.

What do you think? Is this a good idea on Nintendo's part? What IP do you think it'll pick for the first movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via asahi.com, twitter.com]