Nintendo has today announced it'll follow up the live-action movie adaptation of Super Mario Bros. with a film all about The Legend of Zelda, and Sony Pictures is helping to fund the project and then distribute it. Revealed in a press release, Shigeru Miyamoto will produce the flick alongside Uncharted and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producer Avi Arad.
More than 50 per cent of the project will be funded by Nintendo, but Sony Pictures is making up the rest of it and will then release it into theatres when it's time for release. "By producing visual contents of Nintendo IP by itself, Nintendo is creating new opportunities to have people from around the world to access the world of entertainment which Nintendo has built, through different means apart from its dedicated game consoles," the press release said.
It continues: "By getting deeply involved in the movie production with the aim to put smiles on everyone’s faces through entertainment, Nintendo will continue its efforts to produce unique entertainment and deliver it to as many people as possible." No details concerning the movie itself have been shared, though based on what Nintendo did with The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it'll loosely tell the tale of a general Zelda adventure rather than directly adapt a specific game.
The film's director is Wes Ball, who previously directed the Maze Runner trilogy and has the same role on next year's Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. What do you make of this? Share your first impressions in the comments below.