The popular video game series The Legend of Zelda is finally getting a live-action film adaptation according to Shigeru Myiamoto via Nintendos’s X account. Thanks to a collaboration between Nintendo and Sony. The film will be directed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Zelda franchise, and Avi Arad, the producer of the Spider-Man and X-Men films.
A faithful adaptation of the original games
The Legend of Zelda film will be based on the original games, which follow the adventures of Link. A young hero who must save the kingdom of Hyrule from the evil Ganon, who seeks to obtain the Triforce, a powerful relic that grants the wishes of its holder. Along the way, Link meets Zelda, the princess of Hyrule, who aids him in his quest.
The film will feature a mix of fantasy, adventure and comedy elements, as well as the iconic music and sound effects from the games. The film may thus also include some of the most memorable characters and locations from the series. Such as the fairy Navi, the Master Sword, the Ocarina of Time, and the Temple of Time.
A cast of unknown actors to play the iconic roles
The film will not feature any famous actors to play the roles of Link, Zelda, Ganon and others. But rather a cast of unknown actors who will be chosen through a worldwide audition process. The filmmakers said that they wanted to find actors who could embody the spirit and personality of the characters. Rather than relying on their star power or resemblance.
The filmmakers also said that they wanted to respect the fans’ expectations and preferences, and that they would consult with them through social media and online forums. They said that they wanted to make a film that would appeal to both the longtime fans and the new generation of gamers.
A collaboration between Nintendo and Sony
The Legend of Zelda film is the result of a partnership between Nintendo and Sony, two of the biggest video game companies in the world. The film will be produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film will also be co-produced by Nintendo, who will have creative control over the project.
The collaboration between Nintendo and Sony is surprising. Considering that they have been rivals in the video game industry for decades. However, the filmmakers said that they were able to overcome their differences and find a common ground. A lot thanks to their mutual respect and admiration for the Zelda franchise.
The film will also mark the second time that Nintendo and Sony have worked together on a film project. After the animated Super Mario Bros. movie, which is also directed by Miyamoto and produced by Arad, and is expected to be released in 2024.
A release date in 2024
The Legend of Zelda film is scheduled to be released in 2024, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Zelda franchise. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX formats, and will have a PG-13 rating. The film will also have a global premiere, and will be available in multiple languages and subtitles.
The filmmakers said that they were confident that the film would be a success. They also hoped to make a trilogy of films based on the Zelda series. They also said that they were excited to share their vision and passion with the fans. Maybe most importantly, that they hoped to make them proud.
The Legend of Zelda film is one of the most anticipated video game adaptations of all time. It also has the potential to become a blockbuster hit and a cult classic. The film will bring to life one of the most beloved and influential video game series of all time, and will offer a thrilling and immersive experience for the viewers.