Sony and Nintendo haven’t collaborated on much of anything since the Nintendo PlayStation went awry. But Sony’s film division is putting its money together with its console semi-rival to produce a live-action The Legend of Zelda film.
Details are scant beyond a Nintendo press release and Hollywood reporting by Deadline. The director is Wes Ball, director of the Maze Runner film trilogy, and the writer is Derek Connolly, who wrote the Jurassic World trilogy and was tagged to work on a putative Metal Gear film.
The film will be produced by Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad, the founder of Marvel’s film arm, Marvel Studios, who later produced Marvel and other IP-based films for Sony, including Uncharted and the Spider-Man and X-Men films. Arad, Deadline reports, was “a lynchpin” to finalizing a film that has long been in the works. Arad is also reportedly involved in the gestating Metal Gear film.