Nintendo is making live action Zelda movie in Partnership with Sony

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Nintendo, the renowned Japanese video game company, announced that it is starting their journey on a new project – a live action adaptation of its iconic franchise, The Legend of Zelda. This exciting news comes on the massive success of ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ that hit $1.3 Billion Globally. The live action Zelda movie will be made with the collaboration with Sony.

The Legend of Zelda is a video game based on the magical land of Hyrule. Where lives a predominate elf-like race called Hylians. The story revolves around Link, the young Hylian protagonist who fights against Ganon, a dark lord to save Princess Zelda and Hyrule’s kingdom.

The news of live action Zelda movie has sparked excitement through the gaming community as the franchise had a vast majority of fanbase throughout decades. The announcement has ignited hope among fans eager to witness their favorite characters and storylines brought to life on the big screen.

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The upcoming Zelda film will be directed by Wes Ball, known for his work on the many great movies like Maze Runner trilogy and the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of The Legend of Zelda, will also be involved in the production, serving as a producer alongside Avi Arad. This involvement ensures that the essence and spirit of the beloved franchise remain intact throughout the filmmaking process.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Derek Connolly the writer of Jurassic World is writing the script for the Legend of Zelda Live Action movie. Nintendo partnered with Sony for the theatrical release of the live action Zelda movie. In addition, Sony will also co-finance this project along with Nintendo.

On 8 November Shigeru Miyamoto himself confirmed on X (Formerly Twitter) that he has been working on the Legend of Zelda live action movie with Avi Arad.

Story and Plot

Although the plot of the movie yet not confirmed. We can say that the live action Zelda movie will be based on the games. The story follows Link, a young hero who is destined to save Hyrule from the evil Ganon.

Ganon has seized control of the Triforce of Power, one of three sacred artifacts that control Hyrule. With the Triforce, Ganon has become powerful and seeks to conquer all of Hyrule.

Link must team up with Princess Zelda, the rightful successor to the throne, to stop Ganon and restore peace to Hyrule. Along the way, they will encounter a variety of allies and enemies, and they will learn about the true power of courage, friendship, and determination.

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Although the release date hasn’t yet been announced, we have to wait till at least 2025. The Legend of Zelda franchise has a massive global fan base, making the upcoming live-action adaptation highly anticipated.

As for the cast, there has been no official word on who will be playing the lead roles. However, fans have been speculating on the casting of Link, Zelda, and other characters. Some popular fan castings include Tom Holland as Link, Emma Stone as Zelda, and Christoph Waltz as Ganon.

Only time will tell who will be cast in the movie, but regardless of who stars, the live-action Legend of Zelda movie is sure to be one of the most awaited films of the next few years.

Is Netflix making a Zelda movie?

No, Netflix is not making a Zelda movie. The live action Zelda movie is being developed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Is Tom Holland playing in the Zelda movie?

Tom Holland has not been officially confirmed to play Link in the upcoming live-action Legend of Zelda movie. However, there have been rumors circulating that he is in talks for the role.

legend of Zelda live action movie trailer

Nintendo has just begun working on the live action Zelda movie, so fans will have to wait for an official trailer. However, parody trailers are available.

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