Universal Pictures has set its sights on The Legend of Zelda as a movie adaptation of the next big video game. According to Hollywood insider Jeff Sneider, Universal is in the process of striking a deal with Nintendo and animation studio Illumination to make this happen.
“I’ve been told that Universal is, in fact, doing a ‘grand deal’ with Nintendo The Legend of ZeldaSchneider said in the latest episode of Hot Mike Podcast. “zelda It looks like the next big Illumination-Nintendo franchise, which we’ve all been anticipating. I was told this is happening.”
He went on to say that it would cost Universal “a pretty penny” after its massive success Super Mario Bros. filmwhich grossed $1 billion worldwide on its way to becoming the highest-grossing video game film.
Watch the video below for Schneider’s remarks. The clip starts around the three-minute mark.
the first The Legend of Zelda The game was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, and its most recent title, Kingdom Tears, arrive in May. On the occasion of the 2017 sequel Breath of the WildIt moved over 10 million copies in the first three days of its release.
With a total of 20 main entries in The Legend of Zelda Franchise, there’s a lot of material to work with. Stay tuned for more news about the adaptation as it emerges.