A Nintendo mashup film would be Lego Movie producer's 'Holy Grail'

Remember how The Lego Movie (opens in new tab) mixed characters from all across pop culture into a single madcap world, and everybody loved it? Roy Lee, who was a producer on the acclaimed minifigure mashup film, would love, love, love to do the same thing for Nintendo.

Speaking at the "Franchise Fever: Pursuing Ideas and Big Audiences" panel at the DICE 2016 summit in Las Vegas, Lee singled out working with Nintendo as his dream project, as reported by Game Informer (opens in new tab): "I think Zelda, Mario, and the whole universe of characters would be perfect for a Lego Movie type of [film]," Lee said. "I don't have the rights to it, but I would love to. That would be my Holy Grail."

Honestly, it could just be a feature-length Smash Bros. cinematic and I'd probably be there on opening day. Nintendo games tend to have a lot of humor, too, which would make them well suited for a Lego Movie style comedic adventure romp. Fellow panelist Adrian Askarieh agreed that a Nintendo Cinematic Universe could be movie magic, though two of his biggest credits come from producing those lamentable Hitman movies, so he may be slightly less of a perfect fit.

Nintendo's said that it wants to get its characters in front of mass audiences more often, and this could be a cool alternative to doing typical film adaptations (opens in new tab) for individual franchises. Then again, there's a lot of ready-made appeal in a straight-up Zelda (or Fire Emblem) movie (opens in new tab). What do you think?

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I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.