So, Nintendo are seriously looking into filums [sic] now. While we probably won't see the end product for a while, that's plenty of time to speculate about what the films will bring. And by "speculate" I mainly mean "hope wildly".
(I've given my views elsewhere on the "Nintyfilm" idea in general: namely, that while I don't object to the idea itself, every piece of internal resource it takes away from games and consoles is a piece of internal resource badly spent. But since it's going to happen, I may as well say what I hope they do with that resource.)
I actually really liked the anime-like StarFox: The Battle Begins short (screenshot above), and kind of enjoyed the Animal Crossing film. If Nintendo go down that route, that's what I'd mostly hope for: animes and stuff. Not live-action for the most part (although a Zelda live-action film could work if handled with kid gloves).
But what really got me excited was something on the Podquisition podcast: somebody made an offhand mention of "Nintendo's equivalent of the Marvel Universe". You know what that would mean? A Mario film, a Zelda film, a Metroid film - and then a massive Smash Bros. film afterwards. That, my friends, would be the proverbial dung.
So, what Nintendo franchises would you like to see "movied"? How? And which ones do you think they'll actually go for? (After the Tetris trilogy was announced, I can't wait for Pullblox: the Movie
to hit our screens.)