“Nintendo and Sony Collaborate on Live-Action ‘Legend of Zelda’ Film”



“Nintendo and Sony Team Up for ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Live-Action Movie”

Nintendo is making big moves in the movie industry by announcing a live-action film based on its popular franchise, The Legend of Zelda. The film will be directed by Wes Ball, known for the Maze Runner films and the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Zelda’s creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, and veteran producer Avi Arad will be involved in the project.

Miyamoto expressed his excitement for the film, which has been in the works for years. He asked fans to be patient, emphasizing that it will take time to complete but is something to look forward to.

This live-action venture is a collaboration between Nintendo and Sony, with Nintendo covering over half of the production costs. Initially, there were talks of Nintendo partnering with Illumination, known for the Minions series.

Following the announcement, there’s speculation about Chris Pratt potentially playing the role of Link in the cinematic adaptation, and rumors suggest that Tom Holland might be considered for the role of Zelda.

Nintendo’s move into filmmaking aligns with its strategy to diversify as an entertainment company, extending beyond video games and consoles. They also have other projects in the works, including an animated Super Mario Bros. movie, Nintendo-themed attractions in theme parks, and the release of the latest Zelda series, “Tears of the Kingdom.”

Nintendo aims to bring its iconic characters and worlds to a broader audience by producing visual content independently. They are committed to delivering unique entertainment to as many people as possible.

While this isn’t the first attempt to bring Zelda to the screen, it represents a new and exciting chapter in the franchise’s journey from video games to the big screen.