Nintendo announces a live-action The Legend of Zelda movie is in development which of course is based on the popular video game franchise of the same name.
The announcement also follows the recent Superman Mario Bros. Movie being a smash success and bringing on over a billion dollars at the box office.
The details for the live-action The Legend of Zelda movie include it will be directed by Wes Ball who is known for the Maze Runner movies and is directing Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.
Avi Arad is also producing who is known for a plethora of films including the recent Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the MCU Spider-Man movies, Venom, and lots more.
Check out the official announcement below.
The Legend of Zelda kicked off back in 1986 with the video game featuring Link and Zelda. The latest release is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch.
Development of a Live-Action Film of The Legend of Zelda to Start
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto Minami-ku; Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa, “Nintendo” hereafter) today announced that it will develop a live-action film of The Legend of Zelda.
The film will be produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director and Fellow of Nintendo and Avi Arad, Chairman of Arad Productions Inc., who has produced many mega hit films.
The film will be produced by Nintendo and Arad Productions Inc., and directed by Wes Ball. The film will be co-financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., with more than 50% financed by Nintendo. The theatrical distribution of the film will be done worldwide by Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
By producing visual contents of Nintendo IP by itself, Nintendo is creating new opportunities to have people from around the world to access the world of entertainment which Nintendo has built, through different means apart from its dedicated game consoles.
By getting deeply involved in the movie production with the aim to put smiles on everyone’s faces through entertainment, Nintendo will continue its efforts to produce unique entertainment and deliver it to as many people as possible.