Of all the recent trends in hollywood, superhero movies, children's books made into movies, anything from the '80s made into movies, I believe movies based on video games are going to be the next big trend. They've tried and failed this before, I know, with stuff like Super Mario Bros., Doom, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, etc, but you also have to remember that all the recent "sure-things" in hollywood have all had their fair share of crap before one movie came along and set a new standard, like X-Men or the Lord of the Rings. So I'm saying, that of all the companies even slightly involved with video games, it seems like Nintendo has the best chance of developing all their great franchises into movies. From 2000 to now, Marvel has had at least like two movies out a year. Marvel deals with superhero comics, but they are all diverse enough to be different as movies. "Blade" is very different from "Fantastic Four", and so on. In comparison, a remake or reboot of Super Mario Bros., (or just any new live-action movie simply called "Super Mario") could be the movie to set it off. It could work as an action-adventure movie that's very colorful kind of like Spider-Man. Obviously The Legend of Zelda series could be like the Lord of the Rings. Even Pokemon could re-invent the "three kids fight with monsters in a magical world" movie along the same lines as the Harry Potter series, or the Spiderwick Chronicles, or the Chronicles of Narnia, or the Golden Compass, I could go on. The Metroid series could be a cool Alien-type movie. F-Zero could look like that new Speed Racer movie. And finally, Kirby and Starfox could each star in their own computer-generated films. The reason video game movies haven't worked so far is because the filmmakers, studios, whoever, aren't passionate about the source material, and the material they decided to adapt itself isn't as compelling as it could be. But if you attempt to bring the very well-known Nintendo franchises to the big screen, I'm sure you'll get vastly different results.