A lot of pressure is being heaped on Nintendo as of late, as their recent announcements have led to their fanbase being unsure about the future. Apparently, Nintendo’s CEO and President Tatsumi Kimishima has a similar uncertainty, as he wants Nintendo to branch out far beyond what Nintendo has now. In an interview, translated by NeoGaf, we find out what he has in mind:

“We must invest heavily in new areas such as film production going forward. When we’ve finalized that sale, we’d like to use part of the proceeds in these areas.”

He notes that he doesn’t just mean pure films, but a menagerie of content:

“The most common meaning is films, but there’s a variety of opportunities such as video content. We’re currently talking with a number of partners, and I think we’ll be able to finalize something in the not-too-distant future.”

Naturally, the Super Mario Bros. live-action movie is a source of disgust and horror among Nintendo fans. Kimishima notes this, and states that that won’t happen again:

“That live-action film didn’t do particularly well at the box office. From now on we’d like to do things ourselves more than just license something.”

When asked specifically about live-action, he gave a blunt answer:

“We’ve already tried that, so perhaps not this time.”

But he did note that the possibility of doing something like Disney or Pixar was on the table:

“We have a strong stable of IP, so we’d like to be able to do something like them. So we’ll keep that in mind as we work towards making this a reality.”

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