Franchise co-creator Shigeru Miyamoto will produce the film
Kodoani.com – Nintendo officially announced on Wednesday that it is ready to develop a live-action film based on the classic franchise.The Legend of Zelda,” and co-financing the project is Sony. Maze Runner director Wes Ball has been assigned to direct the project. In addition, franchise co-creator, Representative Director of Nintendo and Nintendo member Shigeru Miyamoto will co-produce the film along with Avi Arad, President of Arad Productions Inc. Distribution of the film will be handled by Sony.
The production of a live-action film based on “The Legend of Zelda” series has been discussed for many years, and there have been discussions with the screenwriters of the film “Detective Pikachu.”
In 2015, information about a live-action “Legend of Zelda” television series was revealed by The Wall Street Journal, with initial plans to appear on Netflix. However, Nintendo has denied the accuracy of this information. In 2019, entertainment magazine and website The Wrap reported that Adi Shankar was involved in talks to produce the “Legend of Zelda” television series, but later, Shankar announced on Instagram that he was made an animated series “Devil May Cry.”
The latest information about the development of the live-action “The Legend of Zelda” movie is an important step forward after the success of the 3D animated movie “The Super Mario Bros.” As of October 15, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” ranked 12th on the list of highest-grossing animated films (including anime) and 17th on the list of films. highest-grossing animation of all time in Japan. The movie “Super Mario Bros.” surpassed Disney’s “Frozen 2”, grossing 13.37 billion yen (about 89.2 million USD), becoming the second highest-grossing foreign animated film in Japan, only behind “Frozen .”
The film debuted in the US and more than 60 markets worldwide on April 5 and has earned a global gross of $1,362,659,200. This film was holding its position as the highest-grossing film of 2023 worldwide until Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” surpassed it. It is the highest-grossing video game adaptation in history, and it is also the second highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide. Nintendo continues to solidify their strong position in the entertainment industry with these successes.
According to: Kodoani.com