“We’re gonna make something great”: Legend of Zelda Movie Gets a Mother of All Updates from Director

The Legend of Zelda movie director, Wes Ball, has an exciting update for the fans!

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  • The Legend of Zelda movie director, Wes Ball says that the team is "working hard" and will "make something great."
  • Ball, who wasn't allowed to reveal much about the movie, says that it was not his decision to make the film completely motion-captured.
  • The Legend of Zelda movie was announced last year.
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Without a doubt, The Legend of Zelda video game franchise is one of the most popular and oldest action-adventure game franchises in the gaming industry. In recent years, we’ve seen various video game franchises getting live-action adaptations in the form of movies or TV shows. The Legend of Zelda will get a similar treatment as director Wes Ball is currently working on a live-action film based on the franchise.

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A still from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ©Nintendo
A still from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ©Nintendo

Last year, it was reported that Nintendo was developing a live-action Legend of Zelda film with Sony Pictures, and shortly after that Ball was revealed to be attached to the project.

The expectations are quite high, particularly because one of the video game series’ original creators, Shigeru Miyamoto, will oversee the project as one of the producers. Ball recently gave fans an update on the movie, leaving the fandom wild.

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The Legend of Zelda movie director reveals some information about the movie

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In a recent interview with Polygon, director Wes Ball talked about his upcoming The Legend of Zelda movie. Ball gave fans an update on the movie, adding that he isn’t allowed to reveal much,

“We’re working hard, and we’re gonna make something great – Nintendo will pop out of the bushes here and like yank me away.”

Ball also explained that the decision to make the movie entirely motion-captured was not his decision, but rather something that had to be done to keep the movie “grounded” and “real.

Ball may have manifested this as he posted a tweet in 2010 stating that the next motion-captured movie like Avatar should be The Legend of Zelda.

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What can fans expect from The Legend of Zelda movie?

A still from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
A still from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Not much is known about the upcoming The Legend of Zelda movie at the moment but it’s safe to say that it is not coming out any time soon. In November 2023, Deadline confirmed that a live-action The Legend of Zelda movie is in the works with Wes Ball as the director and financing from Nintendo. With a screenplay by Derek Connolly, The Legend of Zelda movie was only greenlit because of the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023).

As for the cast, Patricia Summersett, who has done voice work for Princess Zelda in the past, told GamesRader that she would love to play the character in the movie. Hunter Schafer, who voiced Princess Zelda in the 2023 video game The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, also expressed interest in playing the character on the big screen.

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