Nintendo and Sony team up for the Legend of Zelda film

After Super Mario Bros. live-action film bombed in 1993, Nintendo kept its top video game franchises away from Hollywood for decades. However, with the success of the animated film Super Mario Bros Movie, Nintendo will release another top title to moviegoers. Through Hollywood ReporterNintendo and Sony Pictures are planning a live-action adaptation The Legend of Zelda.

Even though Sony and Nintendo are rivals when it comes to gaming consoles, both companies seem to have made plans for the same Zelda filmed for a long time. As part of the announcement, Nintendo and Sony revealed that Wes Ball, director of The Maze Runner trilogy, would be attached to direct. Zelda. Ball’s next film, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apesis scheduled to appear in theaters on May 24, 2024.

Link in promo art for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Legend of Zelda video game series was created by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1986, and the action role-playing game quickly became one of the company’s most popular titles. Several sequels have been produced over the following decades, with the most recent game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of Kingdomsarrived earlier this year.

Miyamoto will produce the film on behalf of Nintendo with Avi Arad and his company, Arad Productions. Sony and Nintendo will also finance the film. Via Nintendo’s official Twitter account, Miyamoto confirmed the news and said that he personally asked Arad to produce the film. Arad is a former Marvel co-owner who produced or executive produced every Spider-Man film to date.

I’ve asked Avi-san to co-produce the film with me, and we have now officially begun development on the film with Nintendo themselves heavily involved in the production. It will take some time to complete, but I hope you look forward to seeing it. (2)

—任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) November 7, 2023

At this time, there is no time limit for when The Legend of Zelda will be shown in cinemas. However, if it is completed before 2026, it could be released in time for the franchise’s 40th anniversary.

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