Through its official Nintendo website, the company has announced that it is working on a live-action film adaptation of its franchise, The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo is financing over 50% of the production.
Nintendo announces live-action Zelda film
The film will be produced by Nintendo and Arad Productions Inc. and directed by Wes Ball. It will be co-financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., with Nintendo contributing over 50% of the financing. The worldwide theatrical distribution of the film will be handled by Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
The idea of a live-action Legend of Zelda television series was first reported by The Wall Street Journal in 2015, with plans to air on Netflix. However, Nintendo denied the accuracy of the rumors. Entertainment magazine and website The Wrap reported in 2019 that Adi Shankar was in talks to produce a Legend of Zelda television series, but Shankar clarified on Instagram that he was producing an animated Devil May Cry series.
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