Yes, after years of fan speculation about a possible live-action “Zelda” movie, one is finally in production, according to Nintendo’s all-star game developer, Shigeru Miyamoto. Over on X (formerly known as Twitter), Miyamoto sent out a personal missive to fans, letting them know that the work is underway.
“This is Miyamoto,” ... reads, appearing on Nintendo’s official account. “I have been working on the live-action film of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ for many years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega hit films. I have asked Avi-san to produce this film with me, and we have now officially started the development of the film with Nintendo itself heavily involved in the production. It will take time until its completion, but I hope you look forward to seeing it.”
Very little is known about the film just yet, aside from the fact that Wes Ball (“Maze Runner”) and Derek Connolly (“Jurassic World”) will serve as the director and writer, respectively. Will it adapt the story of the hugely popular 3D “Zelda” installment “Ocarina of Time,” or will it take its cues from the more modern installments like “Breath of the Wild” and its recent, super-popular sequel “Tears of the Kingdom?” Will Nintendo listen to fans and cast Hunter Schafer as Zelda? Only time will tell.