It has been rumored for years, however Nintendo nonetheless managed to shock us with a late-day announcement: a live-action movie based mostly on The Legend of Zelda is within the works, directed by Wes Ball. Ball’s most up-to-date movies are the Maze Runner collection, the newest of which was launched in 2018. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is producing the movie together with Avi Arad, who has produced or govt produced a great deal of Marvel motion pictures during the last decade-plus.
Surprisingly, the movie is being co-financed by Nintendo and none aside from Sony Photos Leisure. You understand, a part of the identical firm that owns PlayStation. Nintendo was fast to level out that it’s financing greater than 50 % of the movie, however that Sony Photos Leisure would be the the theatrical distributor.
Other than that, there isn’t any different element moreover this tweet from Miyamoto:
That is Miyamoto. I’ve been engaged on the live-action movie of The Legend of Zelda for a few years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega hit movies. 
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) November 7, 2023
Miyamoto goes on to say that they’ve formally began growth on the movie with Nintendo “closely concerned” within the manufacturing. He additionally notes that it will “take time” earlier than its completion however that he hopes followers stay up for seeing it.
Means again in 2015, we heard rumors from the Wall Avenue Journal that Nintendo and Netflix have been making a live-action Zelda present, however that by no means got here collectively (and there is a fairly bizarre story round why). However the success of The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film was maybe the very last thing Nintendo wanted to make this venture a actuality. And whereas there’s loads of time for issues to go unsuitable between now and the film hitting theaters, this Zelda fan is cautiously excited in regards to the prospect of one other basic Nintendo franchise making its approach to the massive display.