Today, Nintendo has announced that Nintendo and Arad Productions are teaming up for a live-action film of The Legend of Zelda. The film will be directed by Wes Ball, who directed the Maze Runner trilogy of movies.
Arad Productions is known for its work on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Kraven the Hunter, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Uncharted, and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film. Nintendo is co-financing the film with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
It is unclear at this time what time period or version of Link/Zelda this movie will showcase. More details will most likely be revealed when the movie is much closer to release.
A Live-Action The Legend of Zelda Film in the Works
You can view the press release below from Nintendo:
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.
This announcement comes after the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which released this April, blowing past $1 billion in the box office.