Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that a live-action Zelda movie is in the works. The movie will be directed by Wes Ball and produced by Avi Arad. You can check out the official announcement at this link. You can find a snippet of the announcement below:
It seems that the success of the Mario means we’ll be getting more movies based on beloved Nintendo IPs, and not just animated ones like this year’s Super Mario Bros. movie. We can only wait and see how the Zelda movie turns out.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.
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Author’s Note: Well this certainly… came out of nowhere. I’m still taking this in so I don’t know how to properly react. But what do you guys think of this announcement? Also, what other Nintendo franchise would you like to see get the movie treatment? Let us know in the comments below!