Nintendo announced Tuesday that it will develop a live-action film based on its popular video game franchise, The Legend of Zelda. The movie will be produced by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Arad Productions’ Avi Arad, directed by Wes Ball of the “Maze Runner” trilogy, and co-financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony Pictures will handle worldwide theatrical distribution. Nintendo said that it will continue its efforts to produce unique entertainment and deliver it to as many people as possible with this project. The Legend of Zelda games follow protagonist Link in a fantasy world, and the franchise has sold over 100 million copies worldwide across over 20 titles. Nintendo was previously hesitant to make feature film adaptations of its popular game franchises after the poor reception of 1993’s live action “Super Mario Bros.” movie, but this year’s animated “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” was a success, with solid reviews and over $1 billion worldwide. This article was written with the assistance of AI and edited and fact-checked by Andrew Hayward.
This is good news for fans of The Legend of Zelda franchise, as a live-action movie is being developed and produced by some of the biggest names in the industry. Nintendo is taking advantage of the success of the latest animated Super Mario Bros. movie to make a similar move with another of its popular franchises. The aim is to bring unique entertainment to as many people as possible.
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