Nintendo has officially announced that it is working on a live-action The Legend of Zelda movie. This is done in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, which, like Nintendo, provides the necessary money. Sony will also handle worldwide distribution of the theatrical release.
Avi Arad is also involved as a producer. He mainly focuses on superhero films and has previously made Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and its predecessor, as well as the Uncharted film, Venom, Morbius and the live-action Ghost in the Shell film. He is also behind the Borderlands movie that will be released next year.
Wes Ball would serve as director. He previously directed the three Maze Runner films and is also behind Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which will be released next year.
The script is said to come from Derek Connolly, who previously wrote Jurassic World, Detective Pikachu and Kong: Skull Island.
According to Nintendo, this live-action film adaptation of The Legend of Zelda has been in the works for several years, but nevertheless everything is still in a relatively early phase and so it will take some time before the film actually sees the light of day.
Nothing is yet known about the specific story or division of roles. Years ago there was already talk of a live-action adaptation via Netflix, where according to rumors Tom Holland was linked for the role of Link. Given Avi Arad’s involvement and the fact that he has already worked with Tom Holland on several occasions, it would not be inconceivable that Tom Holland will indeed step into the shoes of Link, although all that remains to be seen of course.