Yup, you read that right.
Nintendo and Sony Pictures today officially announced that they are making a live-action Zelda movie, with the latter to fund at least half of the movie and help distribute the film worldwide.
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The news comes from an official post to Nintendo investors, revealing that the film will be produced by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad, the chairman of Arad Productions and former founder and CEO of Marvel Studios.
Arad has been credited as a producer on several successful movies, which includes the likes of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Into the Spider-Verse, No Way Home, Far From Home, Homecoming, as well as upcoming films like Kraven the Hunter and the Borderlands movie.
The Zelda live-action movie will be directed by Wes Ball, whose filmography includes the Maze Runner series, as well as the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes movie. It is not yet clear who will be the writer for the film. However, Deadline Hollywood reported that Jurassic World writer Derek Connolly has been roped in to pen a script.
“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,” the company said in a press statement (thanks, PushSquare).
It will be interesting to know precisely which Zelda story the film plans to explore. While the legendary series has quite a few entries in its established franchise, it would ideally make sense to go with the story of Breath of the Wild, which has not only been massively successful but could also pave the way for a future sequel in Tears of the Kingdom, however, just like The Super Mario Bros. Movie released earlier this year, Nintendo could indeed opt to tell a brand new tale.
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Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.