Nintendo jumped into the filmmaking industry with the Super Mario movie which turned out to be a tremendous hit. Following its success, now Nintendo is looking forward to bringing some of its other major titles to life starting with the evergreen franchise of Legend of Zelda. In the official announcement post, Nintendo has revealed that the movie will be directed by Wes Ball who has previously showcased his talents in movies such as The Maze Runner Trilogy and Kingdom of the Planet of Apes. The Legend of Zelda movie will be produced by its creator Shigeru Miyamoto, who also worked with Avi Arad on Super Mario Bros.
Legend of Zelda Movie: What Do We Know?
In a statement posted on Twitter, Mayamoto states “This is Miyamoto. I have been working on the live-action film of The Legend of Zelda for many years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega-hit films.” Since this movie is still in its writing stages and has not yet even got into production. It might take some time for it to hit our screens. In his statement, Mayamoto also added “It will take time until its completion, but I hope you look forward to seeing it.” As a reply I would like to say, you are damn right Mr. Mayamoto, we are looking forward to it.
There isn’t much information available on the storyline or cast of the upcoming Legend of Zelda movie but what we do know is that the production will be co-funded by Sony. However, more than fifty percent of the total cost of this movie will be covered by Nintendo only. This announcement by Nintendo can act as a serious turning point for it since it makes it obvious that Nintendo is looking forward to stepping further into the entertainment industry and I for one am really looking forward to that if they keep bringing us movies like Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda. So if you are as excited as I am for the upcoming movie, stay tuned with us to receive regular updates about anything new that comes up!