Earlier today, Nintendo officially announced that a live-action film based on the Legend of Zelda series will soon begin development. The film will be directed by Wes Ball who is known for the Maze Runner movies, as well as the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and Mouse Guard.

The Zelda movie will be co-financed by Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., with Nintendo providing over 50% of the total financing. Shigeru Miyamoto will be a producer on the film along with Avi Arad, who has produced many Marvel movies for Fox and Sony over the past two decades.

What we didn’t hear in Nintendo’s official announcement was who would be penning the treatment for this movie. While we can’t find any official confirmation from Nintendo on the matter, Deadline is reporting that Derek Connolly is penning the adaptation. Connolly has worked on multiple entries in the Jurassic Park franchise, and also did screenwriting for Detective Pikachu.

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8M ago

So…two arguably okay movies, and two definitely not okay movies.

Steer this ship, Miyamoto.


8M ago

Not super happy about this announcement. I liked Safety Not Guaranteed but am not huge on any of his other works. The writing in Jurassic World and Detective Pikachu was a weak point for me. Really hoping they give this movie the love it deserves and don’t just treat it like a factory blockbuster.