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The Legend Of Zelda movie coming from Mario studio, says insider

Sam Cawley

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The Legend Of Zelda movie coming from Mario studio, says insider

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Nintendo fans rejoice. An industry insider claims a Legend Of Zelda film is currently being planned between Universal Studios and Illumination.

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This news comes from insider Jeff Sneider who spoke on the John Rocha podcast about a big deal between Universal and Illumination Studios to make an animated Legend Of Zelda film. Illumination is obviously the same studio behind the hugely successful Super Mario Bros. Movie, which garnered high praise from fans and critics, and surpassed $1 billion at the box-office.

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To think Zelda could be receiving the same big-screen treatment is nothing short of exciting, as long as it isn’t a live-action version like this oddly cursed Tom Holland concept art. It’s worth noting that nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but given the success of the Mario film, it’s more than likely we’ll see Link and Zelda receive the same treatment.

Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has stated he’d be interested in producing more Nintendo films, and Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has said he’d love to see the series adapted into a movie just like the Mario one, adding further credibility to the rumour.

Film adaptations of video games have been bigger than ever recently, with popular series like Uncharted, Sonic The Hedgehog, and of course, Super Mario all getting their own big-screen adventures. TV and streaming have been no different, with the highly successful The Last Of Us series proving a game can be adapted for a new audience whilst sticking to the source material that long-time fans will recognise.

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An animated Zelda film makes more sense than ever, especially since Nintendo are still celebrating the increasingly successful launch of The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom, which we believe to be this generation's greatest game. You’d almost expect it to be, especially with how long it took to be released, with the last year of development used solely for bug fixing and polishing the game.

If a Legend Of Zelda film is really happening, we could be one step closer to a Super Smash Bros Cinematic Universe, and a director may have already been found to make it happen.

Topics: Nintendo, TV And Film, The Legend Of Zelda

Sam Cawley
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