Nintendo is hoping to repeat its box office success of ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ by turning another one of its famous IPs into a film.
‘The Legend of Zelda’ officially getting the film treatment and will be adapted into a major motion picture.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator and producer of many Nintendo staples, including Mario and Zelda, announced the news on X, saying that he has been working with producer Avi Arad-san on the film.
Miyamoto continued by saying that the film “will take time until its completion, but I hope you look forward to seeing it.”
Arad is best known for his time producing every live-action incarnation of Spider-Man, and the animated Spider-Verse movies.
Wes Ball will be directing the film, who has previously helmed ‘The Maze Runner’ trilogy and who is behind the upcoming ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ film.
Derek Connolly, who previously wrote ‘Jurassic World’, will be writing the film.
Just like ‘The Super Mario. Bros Movie’, Miyamoto, and Nintendo will be heavily involved with the film’s production and will finance more than 50% of the film’s budget.
Sony Pictures Entertainment will assist with the rest and with theatrical distribution.
‘The Legend of Zelda’ was first released back in 1986, and has since evolved into one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises.
Although the franchise is called ‘The Legend of Zelda’, it revolves around the boy Link, who must save the land of Hyrule from the evil demon king Ganon.
Zelda is the Princess of Hyrule, and she fits the archetype of the damsel in distress or Link’s associate.
Little is known about the plot of the film and its cast.