Nintendo Developing Live-Action ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Film

Shannen Ace

Nintendo Developing Live-Action ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Film

Shannen Ace

Nintendo Developing Live-Action ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Film

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that it would be developing a live-action film of “The Legend of Zelda” with director Wes Ball. According to Deadline, the film will be written by Derek Connolly, known for his work on the “Jurassic World” films.

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Ball directed the “Maze Runner” film trilogy and is directing the upcoming “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.”

Connolly worked on the stories of the “Jurassic World” films with Colin Trevorrow, co-writing the first two screenplays. He also co-wrote the screenplay for “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” the first live-action film based on a Nintendo property since “Super Mario Bros.” (1993). Connolly and Trevorrow were originally attached to “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which eventually became “The Rise of Skywalker.” They didn’t pen or direct the final film, but retained story credits.

Connolly’s involvement was not announced by Nintendo. He may not be officially involved yet or, like with “Star Wars,” he may have worked on a story or script that could be significantly altered.

“The Legend of Zelda” film will be produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad, and distributed by Sony. Read Nintendo’s press release about “The Legend of Zelda” movie below.

Development of a Live-Action Film of The Legend of Zelda to Start

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto Minami-ku; Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa, “Nintendo” hereafter) today announced that it will develop a live-action film of The Legend of Zelda.

The film will be produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director and Fellow of Nintendo and Avi Arad, Chairman of Arad Productions Inc., who has produced many mega hit films.

The film will be produced by Nintendo and Arad Productions Inc., and directed by Wes Ball. The film will be co-financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., with more than 50% financed by Nintendo. The theatrical distribution of the film will be done worldwide by Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

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By producing visual contents of Nintendo IP by itself, Nintendo is creating new opportunities to have people from around the world to access the world of entertainment which Nintendo has built, through different means apart from its dedicated game consoles.

By getting deeply involved in the movie production with the aim to put smiles on everyone’s faces through entertainment, Nintendo will continue its efforts to produce unique entertainment and deliver it to as many people as possible.

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