Nintendo is making a live-action Legend of Zelda movie. The gaming giant announced Tuesday that it has begun development on the project in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, which will handle theatrical distribution when the film is released.
The live-action Legend of Zelda film will be produced by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad, who have produced several films for Sony, including Poisonmultiple Spider-Man movies and Unexplored. While the Legend of Zelda movie will be a co-production between Sony and Nintendo, Nintendo will finance more than 50% of the film, according to the company’s press release. The film will be directed by Wes Ball, whose next film will be kingdom of the planet of the apes; He also previously directed all three films in the Maze Runner trilogy.
Miyamoto himself posted a statement about the film via Nintendo’s X account (formerly Twitter), saying that he has been working on the film for “many years now” and so he asked Arad to produce the film with him.
There is no word yet on the film’s release date or what exactly the plot might cover.
The live-action Legend of Zelda movie arrives just months after Nintendo’s monumentally successful release. Super Mario Bros. moviewhich is both one of the biggest movies of 2023 and the biggest video game adaptation ever at the box office.