The realm of Hyrule is set to expand beyond the confines of gaming consoles, as the beloved “The Legend of Zelda” series is being adapted into a live-action film.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary game designer behind some of Nintendo’s most successful franchises, took to social media to announce his collaboration with Avi Arad, a prolific film producer known for his work on numerous blockbuster hits. Together, they are steering the development of the film, with Nintendo playing a significant role in the production process.
Miyamoto’s announcement indicates that the project has been years in the making and is now officially in development. While details about the film’s completion timeline remain under wraps, the involvement of Wes Ball, the director known for “The Maze Runner” series, suggests that the project is in capable hands. Furthermore, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. is not only co-financing the film but will also manage its global release.
This cinematic venture follows the financial success of the “Super Mario Bros.” movie, which garnered a staggering $1.36 billion worldwide, signaling a promising future for Nintendo’s foray into film.
The adaptation of “The Legend of Zelda” is poised to bring the enchanting world of Link, Zelda, and the vast lore of Hyrule to life, potentially capturing the hearts of both long-time fans and newcomers.