Newswire: Nintendo is thinking about getting back into making movies

A scant 22-years after the Super Mario Bros. movie burnt its way into the retinas of a generation of young, fungus-puzzled nerds, video game company Nintendo has started dropping hints that it might be looking to get in bed with Hollywood again. Fortune magazine, looking through the company’s earning statements for June, dug out this line, which seems to suggest a renewed interest in widening the company’s media reach: “For Nintendo IP, a more active approach will be taken in areas outside the video game business, including visual content production and character merchandising.”

While that’s not exactly the same as shouting “Let’s get a trilogy of Metroid movies into theaters by Christmas,” it does dovetail with statements one of the company’s top executives made to the site at this year’s E3. Super Mario Bros. and The Legend Of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto, who’s …

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