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Posted by Ari-Gold TH STAFF Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Nintendo and Marvel Veteran Avi Arad Team Up for 'The Legend of Zelda' Live-Action Movie

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Nintendo, the creative minds behind iconic gaming franchises, has set the stage for an exciting new venture. They've announced the development of a live-action movie based on the beloved "The Legend of Zelda" series.

This isn't your ordinary movie; it's a remarkable collaboration between Nintendo, led by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto, and the renowned Avi Arad. Avi Arad is celebrated for producing dozens of Marvel films and is the force behind Arad Productions Inc., known for their work on successful films.

The big news doesn't stop there. Wes Ball is stepping up as the director to bring Hyrule and its hero, Link, to life. Nintendo is investing over 50% of the movie's budget, while global distribution and joint investment are in the capable hands of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. This means "The Legend of Zelda" will soon grace the silver screen, offering fans a new dimension to the epic adventures they've cherished for years.

Nintendo's creative vision doesn't end with gaming consoles. Their iconic characters, from Mario to Donkey Kong, have transcended screens and now extend to movies. Avi Arad, the founder of Arad Productions Inc., has a track record of turning Marvel superheroes into blockbuster hits, including Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Sony Group, manages everything from movie production and distribution to television and digital content. With Nintendo's storytelling prowess, Arad's creative genius, and Sony's global reach, it's a winning combination for fans worldwide.

As Nintendo embraces the world of filmmaking, fans can eagerly anticipate Link's adventures leaping from the gaming world to the big screen. "The Legend of Zelda" in live-action promises a magical journey that's bound to captivate audiences and immerse them in the enchanting realm of Hyrule. Stay tuned for more updates on this epic cinematic quest!

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