The news that Nintendo has started production of a feature film based on The Legend of Zelda was announced on the company's website on November 8, 2023. The film will be directed by Wes Ball, known for the "The Maze Runner" series and the upcoming blockbuster "Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes".

Sony Pictures will finance the production of the film in partnership with Nintendo (providing over 50% of the funds). Sony Pictures Entertainment will be responsible for the global distribution of the film.

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The producers of the film will be The Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad, known for adapting many Marvel comics, including the "Spider-Man" and "Iron Man" films, and so on. Miyamoto added that completing the work will take time, but he hopes fans will await the film's release.

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Nintendo has not yet announced who will play the leading roles in the film. There is concern online that it may be Tom Holland or Chris Pratt. Apparently, the project is in the early stages of production.

It was previously revealed that sales of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom exceeded 19.5 million copies.

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