A live-action The Legend of Zelda movie is in the works, according to an announcement on Tuesday by Nintendo Japan. The news comes by way of a recent press release on Nintendo’s official Japanese corporate site.
While the news release is scarce on details, one thing is clear: the development for The Legend of Zelda live-action film has officially begun. The production will be a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Sony alongside Arad Productions Inc., a company with strong ties to the Marvel and Sony film universes. Arad Productions Inc. was founded by Avi Arad, known for his influential role as the Chief Creative Officer for Marvel Entertainment and Chairman/CEO of Marvel Studios at one point.
The visionary behind The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto himself, will be co-producing the film alongside Arad. He has reportedly been working on the live-action adaptation “for many years now with Avi Arad-san,” according to a statement made by Miyamoto on X. Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle the worldwide distribution of this highly anticipated project.
The director’s chair for this grand adventure will be occupied by Wes Ball, the creative mind behind the successful Maze Runner trilogy. While Ball’s portfolio may not be extensive, his experience in bringing intricate tales to life on the big screen is undeniable.
We’re still in the early stages of production, so fans will have to exercise patience to learn more. Stay tuned to Guide Stash for more news and updates.