The Legend of Zelda movie boarded by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto

A possible film adaptation of The legend of Zelda has been approached by Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto. Video game adaptations have been pretty bad for a long time, including adaptations of popular Nintendo franchises like the Mario series (before the new animated movie). Only recently has Hollywood started to figure it out, largely thanks to the fact that they don’t shy away from the source material as much and try to include the creators in the process as much as possible. It seems like Hollywood is all-in on game adaptations now and more are on the way, but there are still plenty of fan-favorite franchises that don’t get the green light.

One adaptation that fans have wanted for a long time is a movie or series of The Legend of Zelda. There were rumors that one was in development at Netflix years ago, but it was scrapped after it leaked. Screen Rant had the opportunity to speak with Shigeru Miyamoto about The Super Mario Bros. movie and asked about the possibility of more Nintendo game adaptations, like a Legend of Zelda movie. While he wouldn’t commit to saying it will or won’t happen, he did point out that Nintendo and The Super Mario Bros. movie studio Illumination has a “shared vision of creation” that will lead to more opportunities in the future.

“There’s nothing I can really comment on right now,” Miyamoto said. “But we start with the fact that we have a shared vision of creation, so I think there will be opportunities in the future.”

Similarly, Illumination CEO Chris Meladandri spoke about how he was invited to join Nintendo’s board of directors and sees more opportunities to work together in the future. “We’re very focused right now on this movie, through Wednesday, and how the audience interacts with the movie. Nintendo and Illumination have had a really rewarding collaboration. Mr. Miyamoto and his colleagues invited me to join the board. of directors at Nintendo, and we’re working together going forward with me in that capacity. But it’s hard for us to talk about anything else at this point.”

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