It has been rumored for years, however Nintendo nonetheless managed to shock us with a late-day announcement: a live-action movie based mostly on The Legend of Zelda is in the works, directed by Wes Ball. Ball’s most up-to-date movies are the Maze Runner sequence, the most recent of which was launched in 2018. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is producing the movie together with Avi Arad, who has produced or government produced a great deal of Marvel motion pictures over the past decade-plus.
Surprisingly, the movie is being co-financed by Nintendo and none apart from Sony Footage Leisure. You understand, a part of the identical firm that owns PlayStation. Nintendo was fast to level out that it’s financing greater than 50 p.c of the movie, however that Sony Footage Leisure would be the the theatrical distributor.
Except for that, there is not any different element in addition to this tweet from Miyamoto:
That is Miyamoto. I’ve been engaged on the live-action movie of The Legend of Zelda for a few years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega hit movies. 
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) November 7, 2023
Miyamoto goes on to say that they’ve formally began growth on the movie with Nintendo “closely concerned” within the manufacturing. He additionally notes that it will “take time” earlier than its completion however that he hopes followers look ahead to seeing it.
Method again in 2015, we heard rumors from the Wall Avenue Journal that Nintendo and Netflix have been making a live-action Zelda present, however that by no means got here collectively (and there is a pretty weird story round why). However the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie was maybe the very last thing Nintendo wanted to make this challenge a actuality. And whereas there’s loads of time for issues to go flawed between now and the film hitting theaters, this Zelda fan is cautiously excited concerning the prospect of one other traditional Nintendo franchise making its solution to the large display screen.
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