You read that right, it has finally been announced. Nintendo is developing a live-action adaptation of The Legend of Zelda. After the success of their animated adaptation of Super Mario Bros. many expected them to stick to their deal with Illumination. Yet, it seems they are going live-action with one major Nintendo franchise after all.
In the official announcement, the film will be produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad, who is most famous for his work on the Spider-Man films. It seems they also have a director in Maze Runner’s Wes Ball, whose next major release Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes just recently got its first trailer.
According to Miyamoto, he’s already been working on this adaptation for many years with Avi Arad and it is now officially starting development. So, this isn’t a first kick-off announcement but the confirmation that they are getting ready to start progressing on the project. However, they still highlight that it’ll take time until it is finished and until we’ll likely get the next update on the film.