Realistic film adaptation Legend of Zelda He is in the works. Nintendo announced that the upcoming production will be directed by both Zelda Creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Marvel Studios founder Avi Arad.
“This is Miyamoto,” the famous Nintendo designer He said In a statement dated November 7. “I’ve been working on a live-action movie for… Legend of Zelda For many years now with Avi Arad San, who has produced many successful films.
I asked Avi-san to produce this film with me, and we have now officially begun development on the film with Nintendo itself heavily involved in the production. It will take some time to complete, but I hope you’ll look forward to seeing it.
This ad comes after the animation Super Mario Bros movie It was released earlier this year and quickly became the second highest-grossing film of 2023. Zelda Production has been rumored for years, but who knows what a live-action movie about Link, Zelda, Ganon, and their battle for the Tri-Force might bring. Nintendo recently revealed this The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom Tears It has already sold 20 million copies on Switch.
Here’s the rest of Nintendo’s press release:
Nintendo Co., Ltd. announced (Headquarters: Kyoto Minami-ku; Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa, “Nintendo” hereafter) Today it will develop a live-action film for The Legend of Zelda.
The film was produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, acting director and Nintendo colleague, and Avi Arad, president of Arad Productions Inc., who has produced several successful films.
The film is produced by Nintendo and Arad Productions, and directed by Wes Ball. The film will be jointly financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., with Nintendo financing more than 50%. The film will be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
By working to conceptualize the Nintendo IP ourselves, Nintendo is creating an opportunity for people around the world to experience the world of entertainment developed by Nintendo through a route other than dedicated game consoles.
Also with this project, aiming to bring a smile to everyone’s faces through entertainment, Nintendo itself will be deeply involved in the production of the film, creating unique entertainment for Nintendo and bringing smiles to as many people as possible. We will continue our efforts to achieve this.