Nintendo's 'The Legend of Zelda' to Get a Live-Action Adaptation
by: The Beat Asia
November 08, 2023
After “One Piece” and “Yu Yu Hakusho,” it seems like the live-action adaptation trend is not hitting the brakes, as Nintendo is also eyeing a live-action adaptation of its action-adventure video game “The Legend of Zelda.”
In a press note released through Nintendo’s website, the video game company announced that it will be developing the game’s live-action film soon in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The film will be produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, an acclaimed video game designer and representative director of Nintendo, and Avi Arad, chairman of Arad Productions. It will also be directed by “Maze Runner” director Wes Ball.
In an X (formerly Twitter) post, Miyamoto also revealed that the live-action adaptation of “The Legend of Zelda” has been in the works for many years now.
However, fans might have to wait long before the film’s release, as Miyamoto mentions that it will “take time until its completion.”
First launched in 1986, “The Legend of Zelda” centers on the adventures of titular character Princess Zelda and protagonist Link and their quest to save magical land Hyrule from evil warlord Ganon.
The game is also one of Nintendo’s most successful game franchises, along with Super Mario and Animal Crossing.
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