Nintendo has announced that it is working on a live-action film based on The Legend of Zelda franchise.
The company reported this last night via a press release. The film is produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Zelda franchise, in collaboration with Hollywood producer Avi Arad, the former CCO of Marvel Entertainment.
Wes Ball, the director of the Maze Runner films and next year’s Kingdom of the Panet of the Apes, will direct. The film is more than fifty percent financed by Nintendo. The rest of the financing will be provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which is distributing the film worldwide.
“I asked Avi-san to produce this film with me and we have now officially started development,” said Miyamoto. “Nintendo is heavily involved in the production. It’s going to take time to get it done, but I hope you guys are looking forward to it.”
There are no further details about the Zelda film. The franchise originated on the NES with The Legend of Zelda and several extremely successful parts have been released in recent decades, such as the Switch game The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom earlier this year.
Earlier this year, Nintendo released the animated film The Super Mario Bros. together with Illumination Entertainment. Movie based on Nintendo mascot Super Mario. The film was a huge success, generating more than $1.3 billion in box office grosses.