The gaming universe is about to collide with the silver screen, and it’s going to be a Hyrule of a good time!
Get this, dear gamers and cinephiles: The iconic video game, The Legend of Zelda, is gearing up for its big-screen debut in a live-action extravaganza! It’s like the Triforce of our wildest dreams coming together in a glorious trifecta of nostalgia, fun, and sheer awesomeness.
Who’s the brave soul tasked with directing this epic endeavor, you ask? None other than Wes Ball, the genius behind The Maze Runner and the genius-yet-to-be-unleashed, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes! He’s the chosen one, and we couldn’t be more excited!
In a twist of fate that’s as epic as Link’s quest to rescue Princess Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of Zelda, dropped this bombshell announcement on the World Wide Web, or as it’s known these days, X (formerly known as Twitter).
Picture this: Miyamoto-san, speaking to us mere mortals from the lands of Hyrule, says, “Hey, it’s me, Miyamoto! I’ve been toiling away in secret dungeons, crafting the live-action masterpiece of The Legend of Zelda for ages, alongside the one and only Avi Arad-san, who’s got a knack for producing mega-hit flicks, trust me! I’ve got Avi-san in my corner, and we’ve officially kicked off this epic film’s development, with Nintendo itself as our trusty sidekick. It might take a little longer than it takes Link to rescue Zelda, but we’re here to tell you, it’s happening! So, get ready for an adventure that’ll make Epona’s gallop look like a stroll through Kakariko Village!”
The Legend of Zelda is leaping off your gaming consoles and into the world of live-action cinema. Break out the ocarinas, polish those rupees, and start practicing your swordplay, because the fantasy realm of Hyrule is about to become more real than a cucco attack!
I have asked Avi-san to produce this film with me, and we have now officially started the development of the film with Nintendo itself heavily involved in the production. It will take time until its completion, but I hope you look forward to seeing it. https://t.co/2H9lzzS5Pv
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) November 7, 2023