The Legend of Zelda is perhaps one of Nintendo‘s most famous video game franchises after Mario. This fantasy action-adventure video game franchise contains no less than 19 mainline games (including some of the most famous such as Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Breath of the Wild), plus innumerable spinoff games. It even resulted in an animated TV series back in 1989, and several manga adaptations of the various games. With that kind of a multimedia franchise in combination with the recent success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, is it any wonder why Nintendo want to make a live-action The Legend of Zelda film now? In conjunction with Sony, I might add.

The Legend of Zelda Live-Action Film: Details

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild textless key visual.
I would love it if this film is based on Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo is proud to announce via a Tweet on their official Twitter account that work on a The Legend of Zelda live-action film has now begun. Apparently, this live-action film adaptation has been in the works for years prior to this point. But now though, production on it can finally begin. Even better: Avi Arad (Daredevil, Uncharted, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) will be a co-producer for this film alongside Shigeru Miyamoto himself. With Ball’s background in superhero films, we can expect an action-packed adventure with live-action Link. Alas, the Tweet doesn’t contain any mention of a release window. It has only just begun production after all, and Nintendo in the Tweet mentions that it “will take some time to complete”. We’ll just have to wait for Nintendo to give us that info at a later date.

Fortunately, Deadline has more info on this The Legend of Zelda live-action film for us today. First of all: Sony will be co-financing this film with Nintendo, so it’s a joint venture for them. Wes Ball (Maze Runner trilogy) will be the director of this film, with Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) will be the writer for the same. Ball will also be one of the producers alongside Joe Hartwick Jr. under their Oddball Entertainment, and that’s it for now.

Tune back in to THS to find out more about this The Legend of Zelda live-action film when we do.

Source: Deadline

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