Through a press release, Nintendo confirmed that a live action adaptation of the franchise is already in production The Legend of Zelda. The statement did not give too many details, only that the management will be in charge of Wesballdirector of “Maze Runner“, and Derek Connolly (“Jurassic World”) will be in charge of the adaptation.
More than 50% of the financing for “The Legend of Zelda” will come from Nintendo, in collaboration with Sony in charge of the worldwide theatrical release. The film will be produced by Shigeru MiyamotoRepresentative Director and Member of Nintendo, and Avi AradPresident of Arad Productions Inc. The release date has not yet been announced.
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Let us remember that Nintendo already achieved great success with the animated film “Super Mario Bros,” which became the second highest-grossing film of the year. Films based on videos achieved a great boom a few years ago with the feature film “Sonic the Hedgehog” from Paramount, which has grossed more than $725 million worldwide, with a third film scheduled for December 2024.