The company nintendo acquired the animation workshop Japanese Pictures of Dynamowhich will result in the birth of “Nintendo pictures“. This Japanese CG production company has been in the industry for 30 years and has worked on a slew of movies, games, TV shows, and even virtual reality content at amusement parks. Among these feature their motion capture work in Death StrandingPersona 5 or the Computer graphics various games final fantasy.
Hardly anyone probably recognizes Dynamo Pictures, but this Japanese CGI and animation studio has been involved in dozens of titles. So we have your job motion capture embodied in Lost Odyssey, Replicant NieR That is monster hunter world. They were also in charge of the CGI cutscenes for Evangelion: 2.0 and Final Fantasy XV: The Movie. Thanks to this work, he caught the attention of Nintendo, to the point of buy the workshop and rename it to Nintendo Pictures.
Nintendo Pictures will produce a Super Mario Bros movie starring Chris Pratt
It seems the idea behind the Dynamo Pictures studio acquisition is to focus on expanding the company’s cinematic universe. And it is that in 2019 it was created Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, the franchise’s first live-action film. He used famous actors such as Ryan Reynolds providing the voice of the protagonist and became a box office success generating $436 millionthree times your initial investment.
For this reason, they are going to continue releasing new films based on the company’s video games and, therefore, they could not miss Mario Brothers, the Nintendo icon. Nintendo Pictures will be in charge of this new Super Mario Bros movie, which will star the popular actor Chris Pratt, which we have seen in Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy or Jurassic World. This will collaborate with none other than Shigeru MiyamotoNintendo’s creative advisor and considered the father of donkey kongmario, Zelda That is metroid.
About your Date of the launch, we only know that it was delayed until spring 2023, where it is said to be released around April. Thus, we expect a film with an aesthetic similar to that of Detective Pikachu, that is, a production with realistic CG graphics with a cast of real actors. This will be very different from adapting Super Mario Bros. (1993), which received very negative reviews and is considered same for many.
Film adaptations of video games are on the rise
Nintendo Pictures will welcome more than 100 employees of the animation studio that Nintendo has just bought. This acquisition comes at just the right time, as film adaptations of video games are now very popular. So we have movies like sonic: the moviewho came out in 2020 with a budget of $95 million and that he ended up collecting $320 million.
In fact, its sequel came out a few months ago, Sonic 2: the moviewhich once again proved to be a commercial success since by investing 90 million, he managed to raise $402 million. On the other hand, Naughty Dog took advantage of the notoriety of the Uncharted video game franchise and therefore launched a film adaptation. the unexplored moviefeaturing a young Tom Holland like Nathan Drake, who almost quadrupled their profitscollection $401 million.
Thus, Nintendo does not want to be less and wants to benefit from the circulation which these adaptations know, and this all the more considering the resounding success of Super Mario Bros throughout the world. Therefore, Nintendo Pictures makes its debut by acquiring the 100% of shares of Dynamo Pictures, which becomes a subsidiary of the company. The acquisition is expected to close on October 3, 2022.