Nintendo Announces A Live Action The Legend of Zelda Is In Development

Nintendo is looking to conquer Hollywood after the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which became the biggest video game adaptation ever with a live-action adaptation of The Legend of Zelda.

The film will be produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, representing Nintendo and Avi Arad of Arad Productions. Arad has been heavily involved in superhero films over the last decade, having worked on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Across the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home, and No Way Home.

Together, the two companies intend to produce a live-action film based on the iconic and best-selling Nintendo series. The production will be directed by Wes Ball, director of the Maze Runner series and the upcoming The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which will launch in 2024. The will be co-financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment, with over 50 percent financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures distributing the film worldwide.

Nintendo intends to produce the visual contents of its IP and, by doing so, allows for new opportunities for new audiences to experience the franchises Nintendo has worked on in video games for decades.