Is Link ready for his close-up?
After the massive success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Nintendo would continue to partner with Universal Pictures and Illumination for more animated films. According to a recent unconfirmed report, those talks may be happening behind the scenes right now, specifically relating to the Legend of Zelda series.
This report comes from Jeff Sneider a reporter and film critic speaking on the most recent episode of The Hot Mic podcast. According to Sneider, Universal Pictures is in talks with Nintendo to produce a Legend of Zelda animated movie. In fact, he indicates that they are close to closing a “big deal”, and refers to the project as potentially being “the next big Illumination-Nintendo franchise”.
As of now, nothing official has been confirmed on this front from either Nintendo or Universal. That said, Nintendo has previously indicated their interest in pursuing more film projects, and Zelda seems like a logical next step after Mario. Of course, even if this rumor turns out to be true, we may not hear about it officially for quite some time. Stay tuned!
I’m skeptical. It’s a much harder franchise to put into a movie. I think we’ll see a Mario sequel long before a Zelda movie.
If it does happen, PLEASE for the love of Hylia don’t include “real world” songs in the soundtrack. There’s only so many movies you can shove “I need a hero” into.