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Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« on: November 07, 2023, 12:40:12 PM »

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http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/65427/nintendo-announces-development-of-live-action-zelda-movie

Nintendo's second film project is leaving animation and Mario behind.

A release on the company's investor relations page has announced that development has begun on a live-action film based on The Legend of Zelda franchise. Shigeru Miyamoto will be a producer on the film alongside Avi Arad, who originally founded Marvel Studios and has gone on to produce superhero films outside the Marvel banner - including critical smash Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse (2018).

The film's director is Wes Ball, whose credits also include the Maze Runner trilogy and the 2024 science fiction film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Sony Pictures Entertainment will distribute the movie and provide some of the budget, but a majority of the budget is supplied by Nintendo.

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Re: Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2023, 06:49:48 PM »
This being live action instead of animation is troubling. There are very few good live action fantasy movies outside of Peter Jackon's LOTR films, which this will be inevitably compared to in an unflattering light for Nintendo. This being a co-pro with Sony is doubly troubling.

The perpetually mediocre Tom Holland potentially being cast as Link because Sony is involved is triple troubling.

I just don't have a good feeling about this one. Illumination's Mario film was at best passable, but I actually care about Zelda.
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Re: Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2023, 06:50:10 PM »
>Avi Arad

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Re: Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2023, 07:53:21 PM »
20 years ago I would have been thrilled to see a Zelda movie.  Today? Eh, Hollywood blockbusters aren't made for me anymore.  I'm just not the target audience.  I see nothing but CG and self-referential quips that appeal to younger generations and it just doesn't appeal to me.  But I'm not really bothered by that either.  As long as the Zelda games remain good, that's all that matters to me.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2023, 08:11:26 PM »
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Oh good. Things ended up so well the last time Nintendo and Sony partnered up.....

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Re: Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2023, 08:19:01 PM »
A cel-animation or CGI Zelda movie was the easiest layup in the world so of course, Nintendo zags with live action.

I’ll keep an open mind given there’s very little to go on. We know some of the people involved which fine. I still don’t have enough information to have an opinion on this.

I’ll definitely watch it on streaming. Not an indictment either way. I don’t go to theaters anymore especially since the one within walking distance closed during the pandemic.

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Re: Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2023, 07:04:27 PM »
This being live action instead of animation is troubling. There are very few good live action fantasy movies outside of Peter Jackon's LOTR films, which this will be inevitably compared to in an unflattering light for Nintendo. This being a co-pro with Sony is doubly troubling.

The perpetually mediocre Tom Holland potentially being cast as Link because Sony is involved is triple troubling.

I just don't have a good feeling about this one. Illumination's Mario film was at best passable, but I actually care about Zelda.

You are entitled to your opinion, but I strongly disagree. I haven't seen any non-MCU movies with Tom Holland, but he is good in the MCU movies. And though it isn't an all-time classic, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is entertaining and one I would recommend to any Mario fan. And Sony movies are not that bad, some are really good. I think the Zelda movie could be really good

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Re: Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2023, 08:02:50 PM »
They should have made a live action Metroid movie and had Zelda be a 2D anime series/movie with all the tropes.
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Re: Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2023, 04:54:32 AM »
20 years ago I would have been thrilled to see a Zelda movie.  Today? Eh, Hollywood blockbusters aren't made for me anymore.  I'm just not the target audience.  I see nothing but CG and self-referential quips that appeal to younger generations and it just doesn't appeal to me.  But I'm not really bothered by that either.  As long as the Zelda games remain good, that's all that matters to me.

Very few movies are as good as 100 miles from Hell. Which, I thoroughly enjoyed. If I was a billionaire producer, I'd really like to see what you guys do with a budget.
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