Nintendo Announces Upcoming Live-Action Zelda Movie, Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad Co-Producing - Gaming News - eTail EU Blog
Link from Zelda series in the background and "Nintendo Announces Upcoming Live-Action Zelda Movie" title in the front.

Nintendo has officially revealed that a live-action adaptation of the beloved video game series, The Legend of Zelda, is in the works. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of The Legend of Zelda, will join forces with Avi Arad, known for his work on films like "Into the Spider-Verse" and as the founder of Marvel Studios, to co-produce the highly-anticipated project. This news has sent shockwaves of excitement through the gaming and film communities.

In an official statement, Miyamoto expressed his enthusiasm for the project, saying, "I have been working on the live-action film of The Legend of Zelda for many years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega-hit films. I have asked Avi-san to produce this film with me, and we have now officially started the development of the film with Nintendo itself heavily involved in the production. It will take time until its completion, but I hope you look forward to seeing it."

Wes Ball, known for directing films such as the Maze Runner trilogy and the upcoming "Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes" in 2024, has been chosen to helm the project. Sony Pictures Entertainment will be a major partner in this venture, contributing more than 50% of the film's financing.

The announcement follows the release of the animated Super Mario Bros. Movie earlier this year, which quickly became the second top-grossing blockbuster of 2023. Although the Super Mario movie received mixed reviews, it was praised for its star-studded cast, featuring Jack Black as Bowser.

Fans of The Legend of Zelda series have long speculated about the possibility of a live-action adaptation. However, the news has stirred both excitement and apprehension within the community. The prospect of bringing Link, Zelda, Ganon, and the Tri-Force to life on the big screen is tantalizing, but fans also worry about casting choices, special effects, and storytelling.

Nintendo's announcement comes at a time when "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom" has already sold a staggering 20 million copies on the Nintendo Switch. With this movie project in the works, fans can expect a new way to immerse themselves in the iconic world of Hyrule.

While the film's development will undoubtedly take some time, it offers Nintendo the opportunity to further expand its intellectual property into the realm of cinema, following the success of the Super Mario Bros. Movie. Nintendo is determined to create entertainment that is unique to their brand and continue to bring smiles to as many people as possible.

As the project evolves, fans and moviegoers around the world will be eagerly anticipating the first live-action portrayal of Link, Zelda, and the magical world of Hyrule. Stay tuned for further updates as this exciting project develops.

The first major expansion for Diablo IV was announced at Blizzcon 2023!
Exciting news from Blizzcon 2023: The first major expansion for Diablo IV has been unveiled....
Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Drops in Early December, Rockstar Games Confirms!
Get ready for the gaming event of the decade as Rockstar Games officially confirms the release of the first Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer in early Decemb...