It’s official, Nintendo is working on a live-action The Legend of Zelda movie with Sony Pictures. The film is set to be produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad, who is the Chairman of Arad Productions Inc.
Wes Ball takes the helm as director, known for The Maze Runner, while the film will be co-financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., with more than 50% financed by the former. However, the theatrical distribution of the film will be done worldwide exclusively by Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. There’s no word yet on the actors nor a possible release date.
By producing visual contents of Nintendo IP by itself, Nintendo is creating new opportunities to have people from around the world to access the world of entertainment which Nintendo has built, through different means apart from its dedicated game consoles,” said the company.