‘Legend Of Zelda’ Live-Action Film In The Works From ‘The Maze Runner’ Director

Following Nintendo’s billion-dollar success with The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it was inevitable that more of their iconic video games would be hitting the big screen. Most of the rumors have centered on The Legend of Zelda being next, and now Deadline reports Nintendo will team up with Sony Pictures on a live-action film based on the hit adventure franchise.

The Maze Runner and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes director Wes Ball is attached to direct this new Zelda film. Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed writer Derek Connolly will pen the screenplay.

Launched in 1986, The Legend of Zelda focused on Link, an elf-like warrior in the land of Hyrule who goes on a quest to find pieces of the powerful Triforce in order to save Princess Zelda from the clutches of the evil Ganon.

There have been 19 total games in the Zelda series, along with an animated TV series that aired briefly in 1989 as part of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! The most recent game, the critically-acclaimed Tears of the Kingdom, was released earlier this year for the Nintendo Switch.

So who do you think would be a good choice to play Link? Or Zelda? And will we get an Epona sighting? Link needs to have his horse, right?



Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.