This year, Nintendo realized his ambitions enter the world of cinema with the successful premiere of the animated film Super Mario Bros. Now, he confirmed that works on a live-action movie from his other franchise video game best known: The Legend of Zelda.
The film will be directed by Wes Ball (Maze Runner and the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes). Production will be carried out by Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of the video game franchise) and David Arad (historic superhero film producer). Furthermore, it will be financed mainly by Nintendo and in minority part by Sony Pictures.
In 2022, Nintendo bought Dynamo Pictures and transformed it into Nintendo Pictures Ltd.. In April 2023 they released the animated film Super Mario Bros. (along with the Universal studio, Illumination, known for its Minions films) that went on to gross more than 1.3 billion dollars worldwide.
What Shigeru Miyamoto said about The Legend of Zelda movie
Shigeru Miyamotohistoric video game developer and creator of Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zeldareferred to the film’s announcement. “I’ve been working on the live-action film for many years now,” he revealed in an official statement from Nintendo.
“I have asked Avi-san to produce the film with me and now we have officially started developing the film with Nintendo very involved in the production,” Miyamoto explained and completed: “It’s going to take time until we finish it, but I hope you’re looking forward to it.”
What The Legend of Zelda video games are about, Nintendo’s next movie
Zelda is, without a doubt, the second most important franchise for Nintendo after Mario. His latest release, Tears of The Kingdom, is one of the most acclaimed games of 2023, selling more than 10 million copies in just three days and mostly getting perfect scores from critics.
The history of The Legend of Zelda has varied with its different iterations since 1986but fundamentally there are some pillars that remain: The protagonist is Linka brave young man who receives the call to adventure when he must rescue or assist the Princess Zelda to save the kingdom of hyrule of the evil one’s plans Ganon. As the years go by, the role of the princess changed to fit a more prominent role currently. Something that has always been maintained is that Link must be a conduit for the players feel like protagonists of adventure, exploration and combat.
Some years ago, Rumors circulated of a series in the hands of Netflix but reports claim that the leak of its existence caused Nintendo to cancel the project.
Since its first video game in 1986, many of its titles they redefined the future of the industry completely. “A Link To The Past” (1991) established many of the principles of adventure games, “Ocarina of Time” (1998) the foundations of these three-dimensional games and “Breath of the Wild” (2017) the open worlds contemporaries.
The latter is the best-selling video game in the franchise so far, with more than 32 million units. The franchise, including all its games, It has sold more than 160,491 million units worldwide.
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