The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game franchises. It started from a TV screen and now it’s heading for the silver screen!
Nintendo just announced via a press release that it will be developing a live-action film of The Legend of Zelda.
The giant video game company says that the movie will be produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda, and Avi Arad, Chairman of Arad Productions Inc., who has produced many popular movies.
Nintendo and Arad Productions Inc. will produce the movie, with Wes Ball serving as the director. He is known for his works on all the Maze Runner movies and the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.
The financing will be a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., with Nintendo contributing over 50% of the funding, while Sony will handle the worldwide theatrical distribution of the movie.
Nintendo says “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.”