Nintendo’s foray into films isn’t stopping anytime quickly: the corporate has confirmed that it’s engaged on a live-action adaptation of The Legend of Zelda. The film will likely be directed by Wes Ball, greatest recognized for the Maze Runner trilogy and the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto will function a producer, a lot as he did on this year’s animated Super Mario Bros. movie. He’ll be producing alongside Avi Arad.
“That is Miyamoto. I’ve been engaged on the live-action movie of The Legend of Zelda for a few years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega hit movies,” Miyamoto said in a statement posted on X, previously Twitter. We is perhaps ready some time for the film, nonetheless; Miyamoto said, “It’s going to take time till its completion, however I hope you look ahead to seeing it.”
Whereas there aren’t many particulars on the film itself, Nintendo says that it will likely be co-financed by itself and Sony, with Nintendo footing greater than 50 % of the invoice.
“By producing visible contents of Nintendo IP by itself, Nintendo is creating new alternatives to have folks from all over the world to entry the world of leisure which Nintendo has constructed, by means of completely different means aside from its devoted recreation consoles,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement concerning the Zelda movie. “By getting deeply concerned within the film manufacturing with the purpose to place smiles on everybody’s faces by means of leisure, Nintendo will proceed its efforts to supply distinctive leisure and ship it to as many individuals as doable.”
It was previously rumored that Nintendo was engaged on a live-action Zelda sequence for Netflix, although that mission by no means got here to go.